Bees ~ The New York Times
Click on the photograph of The Right Rev. Mark S. Sisk, bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of New York, shown blessing some 15,000 bees (photo by Emily S. Rueb), to reach a series of informative and helpful articles about the importance of bees (June 21, 2012 ~ Science section):
"Long known as the angels of agriculture, honey bees have received global attention due to losses attributed to a combination of factors: Colony Collapse Disorder, mites, deforestation and industrial agriculture. Honey bees provide pollination for crops, orchards and flowers; honey and wax for cosmetics, food and medicinal-religious objects; and inspiration to artists, architects and scientists."
~ Tammy Horn