Bill Maher and I are in perfect agreement. The honey bee is the canary in the coal mine and the coal mine is planet Earth. Colony Collapse Disorder is simply a smack in the face telling us to wake up and smell the roses as long as they're not drenched in pesticides and herbicides. We have created an agricultural system and world that is completely unnatural and toxic and are surprised when bees with one third the immune system genes of a fruit fly start to die.
Remember to sign the Operationbee petition to the United Nations banning the use of neonicotinoid pesticides (http://www.operationbee.com/actnow/banpesticides.html). It has been proven that pesticides and particularly the neonicotinoids are toxic to bees and people (http://strathconabeekeepers.blogspot.com/2011/10/insecticides-and-bees.html).