“If the bees go extinct, we will die of starvation”, says beekeeper Kamran Fakhimzadeh as he cleans a hive in Nastola, Finland on July 15, 2019. Having written his dissertation on diseases affecting the honey bee Iranian-born Fakhimzadeh is one of the leading bee experts in Finland. Fakhimzadeh knows the world’s most important pollinators so well that he can approach them without a bee suit or gloves. Fakhimzadeh can tell from the behaviour of the bees that they will remain calm. He is worried about bees dying off. In 2006 a disease that has killed a large part of the world’s bees was identified.