Bees might be the most interesting insects you'll ever see, and not just because of their varied, bright colors and ability to fly. They're great architects, accidental chefs of some of the sweetest stuff on Earth, and, oh yeah, are help account for a huge amount of the world's food supply.
Sadly, bees are also disappearing. Colony collapse disorder is something we've seen evidence of for a number of years now, with no clear cause in sight. With a nod to yesterday's Tweehive event on Twitter, here's a closer look at the fascinating world of bees.
Photo credit: BotheredByBees @ Flickr