I can't give you the whole story or even a link to the Time Magazine cover story this week on bees because you have to be a subscriber.
But I've read it and it's good -- should be read by anyone who raises food or who eats. Well, hey, that's pretty much all of us, huh.
So get out there and get a copy. Here is a link http://science.time.com/2013/08/09/the-trouble-with-beekeeping-in-the-anthropocene/ to a brief introduction to the story by the author.