For reasons many environmental experts don’t exactly know, bee populations are shrinking. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service recently added a species of bumble bee to the Endangered Species List. Seven species of bees in Hawaii are also endangered. Some Native American beekeepers are doing what they can to lend bees a helping hand.
Marla BullBear (Sičháŋǧu Lakota) – executive director of Native American Advocacy Program
David Manuel (Anishinaabe) – foods coordinator for the Red Lake Food Initiative and beekeeper
Pam Kingfisher (Cherokee) – Cherokee beekeeper and health advocate
Break music: Honey Be (song) Red Earth (artist) When Worlds Collide (album)