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Feds Working to Save Honey Bees

WASHINGTON, D.C. -- President Obama is launching an effort to save the honey bees.

The honey bee population has been dropping quickly over the recent years.

Experts point to various factors like pesticides, mite infestations and loss of genetic diversity.

The Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Agriculture will spearhead an effort to determine why honey bees, monarch butterflies and other pollinators are dying. 

They also hope to find ways to reverse the trend.

Honey bees pollinate fruit, nuts and vegetables and they are crucial to the nations food industry.