National Honey Bee Day: What to know

August 16 marks National Honey Bee Day. If you think these tiny pollinators have been getting a lot of attention lately you'd be right. After years of being hardly a blip on the national radar, the drastic decline in bee populations is finally making headlines and inspiring action from politicians. Considering bees' crucial role in pollinating vast swaths of our nation's vital crops, the attention to the health of these buzzing insects and the honey they produce, is long overdue.

Here's our latest compilation of honey bee-related articles, news and facts. Think your bee knowledge is already sated? Take a look anyway — with such a dynamic issue, we'll bet there's something in here that will surprise you.

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