"If the bee disappears off the surface of the globe, then man would only have four years of life left."
- Albert Einstein
Colony collapse disorder saw bee keepers lose 31.1% of their colonies last year. One out of every three bites of food is pollinated by bees and other pollinators. Bees are vital to the reproduction of clover and alfalfa, which feed grazing animals, and to the diverse ecosystems that sustain wildlife.