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.
I don't delieve the average person knows the importance of bees. Bee Phylogeny has for too long been overlooked by our cell phone and mascara society.
Bees are a diverse, fascinating, and important group of insects with an intimate ecological interrelationship with the angiosperm (flowering) plants. The enormous radiation of the flowering plants may be due in part to the nearly simultaneous diversification of the bees. Today bees are one of the most economically and ecologically important insect groups. There are over 16,000 described species of bees and we are just beginning to understand the basal phylogeny of the bees, their historical biogeography, and the antiquity of bees.
(completely stolen from a non-attributed source ... because I believe in bee knowledge freedom)
Plus the article had the word angiosperm in it...men are such bees, always pollinating, never nurturing.