The bee is every farmer's most valu- able ally. More than 70 of the 100 crops that provide 90% of the world's food are pollinated by bees. Without them, our environment and food system would be greatly altered. Imagine a world with no flowers, no almonds, no blueberries or cherries. And U.S. honeybees' economic contribution has valued at nearly $15 billion. But, these essential pollinators (and economic superstars) are in danger.