Bees have been getting a lot of attention as ‘Colony Collapse Disorder’ continues to wreak havoc on honey bee populations. But honey bees are just one of about 20,000 known species of bee, and bees are just one variety of pollinating bug in our ecosystems. We consider where bees — honey, bumble and otherwise — fit into that bigger picture and find out what we can do to help the population grow and thrive.


  • Michael Raupp "Bug Guy" and Professor of Entomology, University of Maryland
  • Dave Goulson Author, 'A Sting in the Tale: My Adventure with Bumblebees' and 'A Buzz in the Meadow: The Natural History of a French Farm'; professor of biological sciences, University of Stirling; founder, Bumbleebee Conservation Trust


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