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Just outside the hum and buzz of San Francisco, there's a hum and buzz of a different sort.
It's the sound of thousands of acres of almond crops being pollinated by bees—bees in such demand
that they must be trucked in from as far as Texas. Almond grower Dave Phippen explains why.
keeping this winged labor force happy and healthy is a vital but tricky business. In this interactive presentation with Exploratorium biologist Karen Kalumuck, find out how flowers entice bees, what bees see in a flower, and the importance of bees to agriculture. Also learn about Colony Collapse Disorder, which is causing once-thriving honeybee colonies to disappear.