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Iowa town asks teen to get rid of her bees

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An Iowa high school senior is hoping to sway the opinions of city leaders to allow beekeeping.

The teen won a scholarship last year. She received a beehive and a colony of bees.

She says she had to take months of "bee classes" to learn about bees and how to care for them.

Her family was told to remove the beehive from their backyard by the city of Urbandale, which classifies bees as "livestock."

She's hoping the city will consider changing its policy.

"I knew that bees were starting to disappear, and I wanted to do something to help that, to help the environment, and to help just the whole community," Clare Heinrich says.

Last week, seven species of bees were placed on the endangered species list.

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