A lot of people are scared of honeybees for their hostile defensive instincts. Getting stung can definitely be painful (or even life-threatening for people with allergies). However, these insects play an important role in the planet’s ecosystems, as they pollinate plants that humans eat and also produce honey, which humans also consume. That is why it is it alarming that their colonies are dwindling.
The Obama administration plans to save the honeybee populations in the country by allotting huge amounts of federal land (millions of acres of it) for these insects to thrive in. Likewise, the government’s related organizations, like the Environmental Protection Agency, will invest in research to improve habitats and develop pesticides that are less toxic to colonies.
You might want to help in the nature-saving efforts, but you don’t have to sacrifice your safety. Although these stinging insects are dying off in some parts of the country, including San Diego, that doesn't mean you have to endure bee infestations in your home. In particular, you still can’t be complacent when Africanized honey bees (AHB) are found in your yard or inside your property.