Bees are the world’s most important pollinators. They play a crucial role in the sustainability of our food systems, not to mention earth’s delicate natural ecosystems. We literally can’t live without them. Over the past few years, however, we’ve seen a staggering decline in bee populations. Hives have been collapsing at a rate that is creating a very real fear that the natural and agricultural systems that we depend upon may collapse along with our beloved bees.