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You’ve probably heard about how the extinction of honeybees will lead to some sort of bee-pocalypse doomsday scenario for humanity. But what would actually happen if all the honeybees went extinct?

Hosted by: Stefan Chin

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Image Credit:
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Albert_Einstein_Head.jpg
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Bees_Collecting_Pollen_2004-08-14.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Osmia_lignaria,_M,_Face,_VA,_Virginia_Beach_City_2014-04-13-15.42.51_ZS_PMax_(14125603737).jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:3-Sancassania_boharti_on_Nomia_melanderi_BMOC_96-0916-059.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:The_Lone_Pollinator.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Alfalfa_Leafcutter_Bee_-_Megachile_rotundata%3F,_Meadowood_Farm_SRMA,_Mason_Neck,_Virginia.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Bumblebee_on_Lavender_Blossom.JPG
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Apis_mellifera_-_Honeybee_02.jpg
https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Osmia_lignaria_P1380192a.jpg

https://www.istockphoto.com/vector/bee-gm1043506548-279316258
https://www.istockphoto.com/photo/aged-style-world-map-paper-texture-background-gm175482512-20937802
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