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All it takes is a little sunshine and the bees are out in force. There are thousands of wild bees here. On sunny days, the rosemary, mint, oregano, lavender and other herbs are buzzing with them.

There are 200 species of bees in this area, some 4,000 species in North America, and nearly 20,000 species of bees worldwide.

According to Lisa Arkin, director for Beyond Toxic, “Without bees we would lose a third of the food that comes to our tables every day.”

If you look closely, you can see one of the mother hens in the background.

A Diversity of Bees Is Good for Farming—And Farmers’ Wallets ~ Smithsonian

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