The current problem of colony collapse is still being investigated. Whatever the reasons for it, there's no getting away from the fact that our increasingly urbanised planet provides fewer natural nectar-producing plants than it should do. Bees need food too!
So do your bit for the bees, for the planet and for yourself - grow lots of sweet-smelling flowers!
Useful information about gardening for bees
Join The Great Bee Count
The Great Sunflower Project is organising a great bee count across North America in 2011 and welcomes your participation.
Click here to read all about it.