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Why Bees Matter: Changing Our Perspective About Honey Bees11:38
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A bee collects pollen in a sunflower field, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, near Lawrence, Kan. (Charlie Riedel/AP)MoreCloseclosemore
A bee collects pollen in a sunflower field, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014, near Lawrence, Kan. (Charlie Riedel/AP)

Boston's bee-vangelist explains why bees might hold the solution to some of the world's most pressing problems.

"I want you to open your minds here," said Noah Wilson-Rich in his 2012 TED talk. "Keep them open and change your perspective about honey bees."

What's behind the history and health of more than 20,000 bee species?

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Noah Wilson-Rich, founder and chief scientific officer of the Best Bees Company, which tweets @BestBees. He's also author of "The Bee: A Natural History."

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This segment aired on September 9, 2014.

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