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Cheerios have launched a program to save the Rusty Patched Bumble Bees. The cereal company wants to plant 100 million wildflower seeds across the country. They are giving free wildflower seeds to those who sign up for them on the company’s website. Wildflowers, which are rich in nectar and pollen, provide food and nutrients to bees. To promote their program, Honey Nut Cheerios pulled their mascot, Buzz, off the box. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (FWS) placed the Rusty Patched Bumble Bee on the endangered species list in January. The FWS said the decline of this species is due to pesticides, intensive farming, habitat loss, and global warming.

Liam Gallagher has joined the fight to save British bees – after honey helped cure his sore throat.

In Oaxaca, Mexico, a group of farmers has planted 200,000 sunflowers to make them a home for bees. The number of them had fallen dramatically in the region because of – presumably – the use of pesticides.

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Farmers in Mexico say they have a novel plan to save the bees: planting sunflowers.

Marshall Biddinger jumped into action when his neighbor came to him for help. Her four dogs were trapped in her backyard, under attack from a massive swarm of bees.

The powerful clip shows a group of bees working to help a bee who had fallen into a honey extractor. The bees are cleaning their friend’s wings so the bee can fly again. Without this help, the bee would die.

After about 30 minutes, the bees managed to get their friend clean.

This app is like Uber for bees and it helps them travel to different farms so they can pollinate.

According to the David Suzuki Foundation, habitat loss is largely to blame for the trouble bees are currently facing. Building this easy bee box project will make for a space that your local pollinators will be happy to call home. (Just beware of using cedar for this project — it repels insects.)  

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