Look, I'm going to tell you every thing I know about bees: 1) Some can sting you. 2) They make honey. 3) If they die, we pretty much lose our food supply as we know it. FYI, it does not have to be this way.
One out of every three bites you take is gleefully provided by a big ol' bunch of bees working to keep you fed by pollinating your favorite fruits and veggies. Seriously, bees are vanishing at a rate of the entire population of the USA every year and we don't know why. Now, before you start stockpiling food, I suggest getting involved. The folks at the Xerces Society are buzzing with some good ideas on how you can chip in.