Honeybees and Vaccines

Now we Americans rely on honeybees to pollinate our apples, almonds, blueberries, melons, onions, turnips, celery, squash, among dozens of other fruits, nuts, and seeds—a third of every forkful you put in your mouth. They also pollinate the alfalfa that feeds our beef and the cotton that’s spun into our T-shirts. All told, a Cornell University study values the contributions of bees to the U.S. economy at somewhere around $15 billion. From
We Have Met the Enemy
, a November 15 column in the Sunday Boston Globe.