ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR)– They are tiny, spanning at just about an inch and a half long — but while bees tend to have most people scared, they will get stung — they contribute to the complex, interconnected ecosystems that all a diverse number of different species to co-exist. Their important role in support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants is why we homeowners need to do their part in protecting them. Virginia Corporative Extension Apiculturist, Dr. James Wilson gives us the buzz on ways we can protect our pollinator friends.