As I have learned more about gardening and farming, I have learned the importance of bees. Bees and other pollenating insects are not only vital for many flowering crops, but bees in particular and the way the hive operates is fascinating. It was a great experience learning recently from a local beekeeper who keeps his hives on the roof of his urban house. I learned the hive revolves around the queen, who lays all the new eggs for the colony. It was an overall super cool experience and I am eager to learn more.