To make one pound of honey, bees in a colony must visit 2 million flowers, fly over 55,000 miles and will be the lifetime work of approximately 300 bees.
Pollinators are what ecologists call keystone species. You know how an arch has a keystone. It’s the one stone that keeps the two halves of the arch together. If you remove the keystone, the whole arch collapses.
-May Berenbaum, PhD, Entomologist. From Silence of the Bees, PBS Nature.
No bees, no pollination, no plants, no animals, no humans, no life. Albert Einstein.
So work with the honey bee, creatures that by a rule of nature, teach the art of order to mankind. William Shakespeare: