Albert Einstein is widely credited for the quote:
“If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.”
Who knows what’s true but the truth is we need bees for pollination. About a third of our diet relies on it but with the advent of pesticide use and GMOS, bees are dying at alarming rates.
For more insights watch Silence of the Bees (PBS Nature),
Pollinators are what ecologists call keystone species. You know how an arch has a keystone. It’s the one stone that keeps the two halves of the arch together. […] If you remove the keystone, the whole arch collapses.
~May Berenbaum PhD, Entomologist.