“If we take bees out of the equation, our lives will change forever”

— Nicholas Butler, Good Time Bee Farm

There’s been a lot of buzz about bees lately. Colonies are collapsing and bee populations are plummeting. There’s no doubt about it: bees are in trouble—and so are we. Bees are essential to our entire agricultural system. More than two thirds of food crops, accounting for 90% of the world’s nutrition, are pollinated by bees.

Most efforts to help the…