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

Unscramble the Blue Letters

Check out this image above the orange line in Boston. Try to spot the beveihe. It's there. It's on the rooftop, right on the corner there, and it's been there for a couple of yares now. The way that urban beekeeping currently operates is that the beehives are quite hdeidn, and it's not because they need to be. It's just because people are uncomfortable with the idea, and that's why I want you today to try to think about this, think about the bftniees of bees in cities and why they really are a terrific thing.

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Check out this image above the orange line in Boston. Try to spot the _______. It's there. It's on the rooftop, right on the corner there, and it's been there for a couple of _____ now. The way that urban beekeeping currently operates is that the beehives are quite ______, and it's not because they need to be. It's just because people are uncomfortable with the idea, and that's why I want you today to try to think about this, think about the ________ of bees in cities and why they really are a terrific thing.

Solution

  1. benefits
  2. beehive
  3. years
  4. hidden

Original Text

Check out this image above the orange line in Boston. Try to spot the beehive. It's there. It's on the rooftop, right on the corner there, and it's been there for a couple of years now. The way that urban beekeeping currently operates is that the beehives are quite hidden, and it's not because they need to be. It's just because people are uncomfortable with the idea, and that's why I want you today to try to think about this, think about the benefits of bees in cities and why they really are a terrific thing.

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