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Municipal Equation is a podcast about cities and towns in changing times.

Brought to you by the N.C. League of Municipalities.

Host, producer, music: Ben Brown. 

May 1, 2018

We've all heard about the hard times that honeybees are going through and the huge implications for us all. But how do cities fit into all this? There's a surprising compatibility between cities and bees, and a role local governments can play. This episode comes just ahead of National Pollinator Week (June 19-25, though some honor it all month). To celebrate, we're joined by Bee Downtown, Bee City USA, and other voices covering the North Carolina cities of West Jefferson, Davidson, Asheville, Durham and beyond. Loads of trivia and insights on this one.

Bee Downtown - Bee City USA -

The Town of Davidson Becomes the 37th Bee City USA in the Nation -

USDA Colony Collapse Disorder and Honey Bee Health Action Plan -

Agriculture Research Service info on honeybee health -

Skeptoid episode and transcript, "Colony Collapse Disorder: Science and Pseudoscience" -

Pollinator Week -

News story, "A third of the nation's honeybee colonies died last year. Why you should care." -