Honeybees are dying in alarming numbers in the U.S., in fact so much so that scientists and agriculture officials have termed it "colony collapse disorder." These insects are extremely important in pollinating crops (some crops are 100% dependent on bees) yet are dying by the millions. Parasites and climate change are among the causes suspected, but there is strong probability that newer, stronger pesticides and fungicides are killing bees.
Right-wing and Eurosceptic parties are expected to make gains in the forthcoming election. The European parliament is notable for the number of representatives elected to it who would seek its abolition. Pictured in my cartoon are the leaders of the UK Independence Party, Nigel Farage; le Front National, Marine Le Pen; Alternative für Deutschland, Bernd Lucke; and Golden Dawn, Nikolaos Michaloliakos.