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Earlier this year, the Obama Administration announced a new initiative aimed at reversing the major declines in U.S. honeybees, which are crucial to the nation's food economy. In fact, more than 40 percent of U.S. honeybee colonies didn't make it through the winter last year, continuing a decades-long trend. But as Lou Blouin from WESA in Pittsburgh found out, bee researchers aren't focusing exclusively on restoring balance in the honeybee world. They're also looking at how other species of bees could help fill the gaps.

Here & Now's Jeremy Hobson talks with Blouin about the "other" bee populations joining the effort to boost the honeybee community.

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This segment aired on August 11, 2015.

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