Heroes

We may have figured out what's killing the bees. Are we brave enough to save them?

When I'm an old lady, I want to have summer picnics with my grandkids. We'll make blackberry pie and caprese salad. We'll slice up some watermelon and get totally messy. Unless, of course, the bees all die before then.


FACT CHECK TIME: Colony collapse disorder is a real thing, and it's getting serious. The USDA's Agricultural Research Service says that about one in three bites of food are pollinated by bees. It was a total mystery for years, but scientists at Harvard recently published a paper linking the die-offs to use of neonicotinoids, a particular kind of pesticide that stays in the plant throughout its life.