Hannah Nordhaus is a journalist and author who tackled the mystery of why in the past half decade, one third of the national bee herd—about a million colonies—has died each year. We look at the role of bees in agriculture and the unsung beekeepers that tend the colonies from her book The Beekeeper’s Lament.

Here is the lineup of guests on BRAINSTORMIN’ with Billy the Brain for Tuesday, May 31, 2011. Listen at or on AM 1400 in Ventura at 10 o’clock am Pacific time.