Yes, yes, you are correct; My home is surrounded by lakes, rivers and forest and very few farms. The number of mosquito's (we all notice them) alone has dwindled significantly along with many varieties of birds that were common just a few years ago. Most GOOD bugs, with exception of those we call pests (flies, grasshoppers, earwigs, cutworms, slugs, those darn imported Japanese beetles that replaced our local lady bug and the like) have been dwindling for years. It wasn't too long ago that from sundown until roughly 9PM, going outside without bug protection could be a serious error during the summer. It hasn't mattered for quite a while now.
Honeybees are the "ultimate' socialist insect, perhaps they along with life in general are just rebelling against capitalism. :-D
Humanity has seen fit to cause damage to the world (LIFE) and make life miserable for lesser (?) creatures for most of our existence, why should the honeybee, or ourselves for that matter be any different?
The great economist Arthur Pigov argued that "We'd probably do a lot less damage in the world if we had to pay for it." It seems to me, we are NOW :(.