Wild bees pollinate trees and shrubs that feed and shelter wildlife, provide flood control, prevent soil erosion and help regulate the climate.
Urban beekeeping is growing in popularity, but so is the backlash against honey bees.
Alarm bells went off when several recent studies reported mass insect die-offs in different parts of the world. But reports of an 'insect apocalypse' have been greatly exaggerated.
Agriculture and the environment don't need to be at odds with each other. They are more closely interdependent than we realize.