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Can you solve the honeybee riddle? - Dan Finkel

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You’re a biologist on a mission to keep the rare honeybee Apis Trifecta from going extinct. The last 60 bees of the species are in your terrarium. You’ve already constructed wire frames of the appropriate size and shape. Now you need to turn them into working beehives by filling every hex with wax. Can you help the bees create producing hives? Dan Finkel shows how.

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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Daniel Finkel
  • Director Charlotte Arene
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Charlotte Arene
  • Storyboard Artist Charlotte Arene
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma
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Meet The Creators

  • Educator Daniel Finkel
  • Director Charlotte Arene
  • Narrator Addison Anderson
  • Animator Charlotte Arene
  • Storyboard Artist Charlotte Arene
  • Music Stephen LaRosa
  • Sound Designer Stephen LaRosa
  • Director of Production Gerta Xhelo
  • Editorial Director Alex Rosenthal
  • Producer Bethany Cutmore-Scott
  • Fact-Checker Eden Girma