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Honeybees: Masters of Utility

Miss Cellania
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You hear of insects that are fearsomely big, some that are poisonous, and some that are beautiful. But can any of them be stranger than the one that produces several products we can use? The honeybee is so familiar to us that we take this miracle for granted.

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More honeybee products, after the jump.

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Update: As for the recent news of fewer honeybees in the US, experts believe it is due to Colony Collapse Disorder. In my neck of the woods, there were few bees seen in 2006, but the population was way up in 2007.

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