Ever wonder how many flowers a bee needs to visit in order to make one teaspoon of honey? Do you understand the “birds and the bees” for bees? Did you know that honey bees have the only abstract language in the animal kingdom besides our own? Indeed, honey bees are among the best studied — and most intriguing — animals on the planet. Honey bees are also an integral component of agriculture, providing pervasive and largely under-appreciated pollination benefits to crops and wild plants, as well as the economies and ecosystems that depend on them.