Firstly, let me state that I'm TERRIFIED of Bees and Wasps. Whilst I recognize that this fear (phobia?) of mine is, to some degree, irrational, I've lived with it for forty odd years and gotten used to it. It is what it is, you know?
From the fuzzy bumblebees that our children chase in the garden to the industrious honeybees that sweeten our herbal tea, bees have woven an essential place in nature's mosaic. But bees are now caught in the toxic web of our climate crisis.
When complex biological systems begin to unravel, as in the case of the dying honeybees, there is rarely one cause or smoking gun. Rather, it's usually a combination of factors acting in concert. In the bees' world, there are many problems.