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Hogsett declares Indy a 'bee friendly' city

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Posted at 1:36 PM, Apr 22, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-22 13:36:26-04

INDIANAPOLIS -- Indianapolis Mayor Joe Hogsett joined IPS students Friday to generate some buzz about bees.

The mayor declared Indianapolis a "bee friendly" city. IPS students joined him to show off their special art projects.

It's all part of their "Save the Bees" mission.

The students' bee-theme artwork will be showcased at the Arts Garden at Circle Centre Mall. They're hoping it will help others share their enthusiasm about bees.

"I'm hoping they think about saving bees," said fourth grader Dmitry Aslanov-Ohler. "Because if there are no bees, then the ecosystem would be in chaos."

Hogsett said more people need to understand bees' importance.

"Many people don't appreciate how much of our food supply is dependent upon our bees, so we want to make sure and increase not only the students' awareness, because that is wonderful, but also the public's awareness as well," Hogsett said.

As part of the celebration, Hogsett danced with the students in the Arts Garden to a song from the "Bee Movie."

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