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Be kind to bees

Did you know there are more than 20,000 species of bees worldwide? Going beyond our common honeybee, bees come in an array of sizes and colors. Some are social and some are solitary. Some use hives and some dig burrows. The range of diversity is simply staggering. But so is the number of threats bees face. With this gorgeous image, we brought attention to the plight of bees. If there's just two simple steps you can take to help bees and ensure that they (and our food supply!) continue on, it is to buy organic food, and stop using pesticides in your yard. With just those two steps, you become a bee's BFF.