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Cherry Blossoms And The Importance Of Bees

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Bees are an integral part of healthy flowers, including cherry blossoms.
Keosha Johnson
Bees are an integral part of healthy flowers, including cherry blossoms.

The cherry blossoms across the region are in bloom. A key ingredient to happy, healthy flowers are bees. In the last few years, beekeepers have cultivated a growing number of urban hives across D.C. at the White House, in community gardens and even on the roof of the Fairmont Hotel.

WAMU's Sam Litzinger recently spoke with Toni Burnham, one of the District's leading beekeepers, and Aron Weber, the executive pastry chef at the Fairmont, about all the buzz...

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