"It's more than money and it's more than honey. We pay for gas by selling jars of honey. But it's really important for people to understand that bees are important and bees are in trouble. Beekeepers around the world are experiencing a decline of the species and it's harder and harder to keep them alive. These issues are above our pay grade, but the reality is we're fighting for our lives. We're fighting for the pollinators who can't fight for themselves. We have to stand up to pesticide companies that don't care."
-- Former MLS defender Brandon Pollard, who describes himself as a "24-7 beekeeper," working along with his wife with the Texas Honeybee Guild on awareness and education about bees. (MLSSoccer.com)