By Amy Davidson
The media has been buzzing with talk of honey bees lately—and rightly so. These diligent little workers are an important part of the U.S. food system, contributing billions annually to U.S. crop production. They provide incredible, edible diversity and dynamic ecosystem supports. However, because of pesticide use, monoculture planting, habitat loss and disease, they are dying in record numbers. Just imagine what your plate, field, or forest might look like without these hardworking little creatures.