It isn’t just about the bees. Over the last 25 years, flying insects have declined by 75%. It’s an easy thing for most of us to ignore. Fewer mosquitoes to swat. Fewer bugs on the windshield. Generally less buzzing going on. The decline is about 6% in weight of the population per year. Given enough years, the compounded interest significantly reduces the number of pollinators available, and dramatically reduces an intermediate step in the food chain. The cause in unknown. It could be climate change, reduction of habitat, or pollutants. The effect, however, is measurable and significant. Whether we can stop or reverse it is also unknown.