Editorial: Mind the bees; our food supply depends on their work, survival

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By The Kentucky Standard Editorial Board

Bees are under assault, their populations rapidly plummeting because of threats to their colonies such as loss of habitat, disease, parasites, herbicides, pesticides and other chemicals, just to name a few.

Sadly, most of the trials and tribulations the bee population faces comes from humans. Honeybees and certain types of bumblebees are most at-risk, with their numbers declining as much as 90 percent in the past few decades. The rusty-patched bumblebee joined the United States’ endangered species list just this year.

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