Honey bees are critically important to many aspects of agriculture, urban and rural landscapes as well as backyard gardens - and Bayer supports efforts to promote bee health. Monsanto "Round-Up" main cause of bee death. Thank God queens lay so many eggs.
Mass deaths in bee colonies may mean disaster for farmers--and your favorite foods. This week's issue of TIME looks at the plight of the honeybee. Find it on newsstands Friday. Photograph by Hannah Whitaker for TIME.