BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) Honey bees are crucial to the environment, but experts say some pesticides are threatening their existence.
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The Vermont Center for Ecostudies says about 90-percent of flowering plants get help from pollinators like bees, including 75 percent of agricultural crops. The United States alone grows more than 100 crops that either need or*benefit from bee pollination and the economic value of these native pollinators is estimated at $3 billion per year.
Galen Ettlin spoke with Leif Richardson from The Vermont Center for Ecostudies about the grave concerns they have for some bee populations around the region.