If you haven't heard, honeybees are disappearing at an alarming rate. Can you imagine what would happen if we didn't have this important pollinator? Honeybees are responsible for pollinating about one-third of the food we eat! I've been thinking about honeybees a lot lately, which is why I recently made the Cork Beehive Brooch:
The Storque has also written a short article about OSSMedicineJewelry's work-in-progress documentary about the implications of the decline of honeybees called The Vanishing of the Bees. There is also now an Etsy team dedicated to helping the honeybee called Etsy Honeybee Helpers. Haagen-Dazs even has Vanilla Honey Bee ice cream and purchases will help fund research (part of the honeybee problem is learning about why they are disappearing) and has a website dedicated to honeybees
So, take a gander at these resources to learn about the the alarming decline of honeybees and what effects it is having and will have. One thing to also keep in mind, and it's rarely noted, is that it's also important to support native pollinators!