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"From the Ted Talk by Noah Wilson-Rich: Every city needs healthy honey bees"

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There's a counterintuitive trend that we necoitd in these numbers. So let's look at the first mtreic here, overwintering survival. Now this has been a huge plroebm for many years, basically since the late 1980s, when the varroa mite came and brhugot many different viruses, bcaritea and fungal diseases with it. Overwintering success is hard, and that's when most of the colonies are lost, and we found that in the cities, bees are surviving better than they are in the country. A bit ciuruiitettnnvoe, right? We think, oh, bees, countryside, agriculture, but that's not what the bees are showing. The bees like it in the city. (Laughter)

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There's a counterintuitive trend that we _______ in these numbers. So let's look at the first ______ here, overwintering survival. Now this has been a huge _______ for many years, basically since the late 1980s, when the varroa mite came and _______ many different viruses, ________ and fungal diseases with it. Overwintering success is hard, and that's when most of the colonies are lost, and we found that in the cities, bees are surviving better than they are in the country. A bit ________________, right? We think, oh, bees, countryside, agriculture, but that's not what the bees are showing. The bees like it in the city. (Laughter)

Solution

  1. counterintuitive
  2. metric
  3. noticed
  4. brought
  5. problem
  6. bacteria

Original Text

There's a counterintuitive trend that we noticed in these numbers. So let's look at the first metric here, overwintering survival. Now this has been a huge problem for many years, basically since the late 1980s, when the varroa mite came and brought many different viruses, bacteria and fungal diseases with it. Overwintering success is hard, and that's when most of the colonies are lost, and we found that in the cities, bees are surviving better than they are in the country. A bit counterintuitive, right? We think, oh, bees, countryside, agriculture, but that's not what the bees are showing. The bees like it in the city. (Laughter)

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varroa mite 5
urban beekeeping 3

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  2. bacteria
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  31. varroa
  32. viruses
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