Albert Einstein once said, “If the bee disappeared off the surface of the globe, then man would have only four years of life left. No more bees, no more pollination, no more plants, no more animals, no more man.” In other words, bees are very important! This week, as an intern for the Virginia Cooperative Extension in Wise, I got the chance to experience a bee association meeting, work on a presentation regarding bee decline, and work on a poster about the different species of bees and the process of pollination. Next week, I look forward to having a bee exhibit on kid’s day at the Wise County fair. I hope that through presentations and this poster I can help educate people of all ages about the importance of bees and how they are currently in decline. Overall, remember bees are a vital part of our environment and it is up to us to save them.