The old man and the bee
Updated 10:07 AM ET, Tue December 13, 2016
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Mount Ashland, Oregon (CNN)He was an old man who spent his days alone in the mountains of southern Oregon looking for a bee. He hadn't seen the bee -- no one had seen this particular bee species -- in 10 years when he asked me to join him.