The pollen spreaders, the busy bees that pollenate the Maine blueberries, apple trees and sample potato plants, gardens. Mother Earth News honeybee story spells out the problems, the situation.
Growing up on a Maine potato farm, we saw lots of bees. The honey bee variety and the wooly, fuzzy bumble bee models. Mom would always says, you leave them alone, they will leave you alone. That they don't want to sting you as it kills them in the process of the barbed stinger coming out (Ralph Nader..poor design flaw alert bell going off, sirens, whirling blue / red lights) Here is a CBS "Where Have All The Honey Bees Gone" Story. Maine..it's waiting for your arrival.