By Briana Alexander
Bees. Although at times they can be a pain (literally), they serve a lot more purpose than people tend to realize. According to an nrdc.org article, bees help to pollinate. Cross-pollination helps 30% of the world’s crops and 90% of the world’s wildlife to continue to grow. Bees are said to be responsible for about one in every three bites of food. Needless to say, a world without bees would be a stinger. But a world like this is approaching much faster than we expect. A documentary episode entitled “Honey Bee-Ware” stated that since the 1940s the bee population has decreased from 5 million hives to about 2.5 million.