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Locals join fight to save the honey bee

August 17, 2012

A handful of Oak Hill area residents are part of a global effort to save one of our most important insects — the honey bee, whose numbers declined by an estimated 30 percent in 2010. The honey bee works tirelessly to gather nectar and thus pollinate flowers and crops. It visits about 750 blooms before returning to its hive, thus earning the saying: “busy as a bee,” a term first recorded in Chaucer’s “Canterbury Tales” in 1387.

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