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.
All too often the media buzz is centred around the managed honeybee, at the expense of other wild bee species.
Honeybees receive a lot of attention, but the first North American bee to be listed as an endangered species is a wild bumble bee. Wild bees are vital pollinators, and some are declining rapidly.
We're in the middle of an Insectageddon. But a garden of native plants can help insects, as well as birds and other wildlife.
Hoverflies are helping spread disease among the already declining bee population.