How to save imperiled native bees — video

By John Upton

Much of the world is in a crisis that most of the world knows nothing about: Native pollinators, the bees, bats, butterflies, hummingbirds and other creatures needed by crops and wild plants, are disappearing.

While reporting for Grist over the weekend on an effort to tally bees, named The Great Sunflower Project, I interviewed Oakland bee-lover Celeste Ets-Hokin at her pollinator garden. I threw together this two-minute video, in which Ets-Hokin describes the pollinator problem and explains how easy it is to help.