Michigan is home to about 465 bee species, according to a first ever census that scientists hope will provide information helpful for conserving the insects, which perform the vital chore of pollinating crops and wild plants.

According to the Associated Press, they're mostly species that people wouldn't know about, or maybe they've seen them on flowers in their garden and didn't realize they're bees.

The latest report said 75 percent of the world's food crops depend at least partly on pollination, as do nearly 90 percent of wild flowering plants.  Click on the above link for more information.