Thanks to Laura Tyler for the link to this article on physorg.com - Colonies in collapse: What's causing massive honeybee die-offs?
Here's the hopeful conclusion:
“Big agriculture is not going to easily change, but we’re beginning to see people become interested in locally grown, locally consumed food, with less pesticide. I think there’s a tremendous move in the direction of sustainable agriculture, and the bee situation is only going to help push this forward.”
I'm optimistic that the change of administration is going to help our environment.