How do we as consumers (or in my case, as a small-scale beekeeper) make sense of the bad news about pollinators? The science on bee health is complex. Amid the many posts and articles, I found one voice who explains clearly why bees are disappearing.
I recommend you watch Marla Spivak's useful TED Talk ...
The bees are trying to tell us something
Consider signing the Ontario Beekeepers' Association petition to ban the use of neonicotinoids. We need to do all we can to protect our bees.
Photo credit: Bee hovering - morgueFile
Why bees are disappearing - direct link to the Ted Talk
The Honey Bee - excellent summary of honey bees and life in the beehive
Ontario Beekeepers' Association