We are a commune of inquiring, skeptical, politically centrist, capitalist, anglophile, traditionalist New England Yankee humans, humanoids, and animals with many interests beyond and above politics. Each of us has had a high-school education (or GED), but all had ADD so didn't pay attention very well, especially the dogs. Each one of us does "try my best to be just like I am," and none of us enjoys working for others, including for Maggie, from whom we receive neither a nickel nor a dime. Freedom from nags, cranks, government, do-gooders, control-freaks and idiots is all that we ask for.
Nobody wants to talk about it, but all the bee colony collapse stuff is likely UFO abduction of bees.
It's pretty arrogant to think that aliens that come here are just taking humans (or maybe a few cows). What they're doing is "terraforming" planets and they need pollinators to do so. So they're taking the bees.
It's possible they took a few humans along the way out of curiosity, or to see if they'd be useful...pretty clear that didn't work out.