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Cheerios’ Bring Back the Bees Campaign Helping or Harming Endangered Bees?

Ashley Edgell | Society Staff Writer | ae905316@ohio.edu

Bees have recently made their first appearance on the endangered species list. According to Time, 80 percent of our food relies on pollination at some point in its life cycle. This decline in the presence of bees is related to several factors: loss of habitat, the spread of parasites and small population. How quickly the bee colonies are decreasing concerns scientists, and according to the latest results of a nationwide survey, beekeepers lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies between 2015 and 2016. Fortunately, Honey Nut Cheerios may have come up with a solution to try and preserve the life of the bees.

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