Did you know that one out of three bites of food that Americans eat is directly or indirectly derived from honeybee pollination? Honeybees play a crucial role in the nation’s food supply, which means the alarming decline and disappearance of their hives due to Colony Collapse Disorder poses a major threat to U.S. and world agriculture. To make matters worse, the poor and docile honeybee often gets confused with the aggressive hornet, which leads some people fearful of bee stings to indiscriminately kill off the important pollinator. That’s why Angie’s List compiled an infographic that will help you “bee informed” about the different types of bees and the importance of preserving honeybee populations.

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