Honeybees are in trouble.
They're suffering from colony collapse disorder.
Some beekeepers have reported losing up to 50 percent of their colonies. One colony can hold up to 60,000 bees.
On top of that, for the past couple of years bees have been plagued by a tiny parasitic bug called the varroa mite, which devastated most wild honeybee populations.
Researchers have no idea what's causing this latest aliment that has killed hundreds of thousands of the insects that pollinate plants.
One study noted that three-quarters of all flowering plants, including most food crops and some that provide fiber, drugs and fuel, rely on pollinators for fertilization.
This is not beeswax, nor is it the bees knees.
And, I predict most of us will be suffering from collapsing wallet disorder with the price of honey on the rise.