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Honeybee. (Shutterstock)

Bees are in decline but backyard hives won’t save them

Some experts say the trend of backyard beekeeping could at best do little to save bees, and at worst leave certain species worse off
Common Eastern Bumblebee collecting nectar from a yellow flower. (Shutterstock)

A bumblebee’s work is never done. Next: saving the environment

Harnessing the hardworking bumblebee could boost crop yields, cut down on pesticides, and maybe even save honeybees, too