Bees sort of get a bad rap. With their penchant for painfully stinging just about anyone who dares to venture near their hive, they haven’t exactly gained the trust of other creatures. It’s safe to say that most people have a hard time feeling anything positive for them. But in reality, bees are an essential part of the ecosystem.
Sadly, in recent years, they’ve begun to mysteriously die off. So when two young boys from Sioux City, Iowa, recently did something horrific to 500,000 bees on a local farm, the community was, needless to say, abuzz—and furious.