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Bret Adee, a third-generation beekeeper who owns one of the largest beekeeping companies in the U.S., lost half of his hives — about 50,000 — over the winter. He pops the lid on one of the hives to show off the colony inside. Greta Mart/KCBX hide caption

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Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

Honey bees deal with many stressors: chemicals, climate change and viruses. But this year, a tiny mite has wiped out colonies, causing worry over whether there are enough bees left to do their jobs.

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Bret Adee, a third-generation beekeeper who owns one of the largest beekeeping companies in the U.S., lost half of his hives — about 50,000 — over the winter. He pops the lid on one of the hives to show off the colony inside. Greta Mart/KCBX hide caption

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Massive Loss Of Thousands Of Hives Afflicts Orchard Growers And Beekeepers

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Crunch Chicago Afrobeat Project

"Having not grown up here, I feel I'm always educating myself on what this country is, what it has been and perhaps what it can be." J.S Ondara's debut album is Tales of America. Josh Cheuse/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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J.S. Ondara Examines An Elusive American Dream On His Debut

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Officials Describe 'Coordinated, Unlawful' Scheme In Disputed N.C. Election

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Arkansas Gov. Asa Hutchinson announces changes to the state Medicaid program called Arkansas Works, including the addition of a work requirement for certain beneficiaries, on March 6, 2017. Michael Hibblen/KUAR hide caption

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In Arkansas, Thousands Of People Have Lost Medicaid Coverage Over New Work Rule

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The courtship ritual between Rapayet (José Acosta) and Zaida (Natalia Reyes) sets a tone for Birds of Passage that this is no ordinary organized-crime drama. The Orchard hide caption

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In 'Birds Of Passage,' A New Lens On The Narcotrafficking Drama

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