It’s no secret that the number of bees around the world is decreasing. Bees are simply leaving their hives and never coming back. This is called Colony Collapse Disorder, or CCD. Scientists aren’t 100% sure why it’s happening, but it spells big trouble for humans. Many of the foods humans eat depend on bees for pollination.
When most people think of honeybees, they think of honey. And while honey is delicious, honeybees actually serve a larger purpose: pollination. Pollination is the process of transferring pollen, which is necessary for many plants to reproduce.