I wept reading this, unashamedly. I have a deep respect for bees. They are powerful, magical creatures. They're one of the few animals I can talk to--bees and snakes apparently (I'm not an animal person but I can communicate with bees and snakes). I have an ancestral connection to bear and where bear is, so is bee. But first and foremost, I live on this planet and see and read daily about the harm we're causing our bees. We're killing them by sheer indifference.
Alley wrote better about this than I ever could. I just get pissed off and misanthropic. Go and read her article and think about what you can do to help. Gandhi said "there are no small actions" and I believe that, but I also believe that every single small action is necessary.
(The image below is from Alley's article. She was kind enough to send a bunch of these bee-patches to the Polytheist Leadership Conference, to be distributed to folks there. ).