Gardeners define themselves in many ways. Whether you like to work in your yard on the weekend, have a few pots on your balcony or back deck, or a small or large plot where you grow fruits and vegetables for fun or to feed your family, you are a gardener. As a gardener, you may or may not have thought about your connection with honey bees and pollination. In the United States, more than $15 billion dollars worth of crops are pollinated by bees each year. Honey bees also are important in your yard and garden, and what you do there can have an impact on honey bee health.