Why are bees so important?

By now, there may be as many as 100 million bees in the world. Maybe about 2 trillion bees make a noise. But over the years the bee population has been declining at an alarming rate. Here are some reasons why we should be concerned about the plight of bees.

1. We need bees for their pollination

Many foods grown in the world require cross-pollinators. Pollination is required for oranges, apples, cucumbers and many other foods. Bees fly around the world in search of pollen. But due to climate change and pesticides, bees have trouble finding friendly plants as food sources.

Bees are extremely busy looking for nectar from flower to flower. As they fly between each plant, they transfer their pollen from one plant to another. This allows the plant to germinate and grow healthily.

With this pollination the bees help to produce most of the food we eat every day. Not only humans but also many wild animals need bees pollinating fruits and berries and seeds.

It also helps bees to grow trees and flowers. These plants provide shelter and food for many animals, large and small, on this planet.

2. Bees produce honey and honey products

The nectar that the bees remove from the plants goes back to their hives. Bees use their saliva to make honey from this honey. Also, bees are the only animal that can produce honey on earth.

So why is honey so big? Honey has great health benefits for all of us. It helps prevent heart disease, diabetes and digestive problems in the stomach. Honey also helps to destroy bacteria and heal wounds.

Honey is used to make many products such as candles, skin care products, pollen and beeswax. Bees help create millions of pounds of honey annually.

3. Bees are important for human employment

There are thousands of beekeepers in the United States. Thousands more are employed to help create the aforementioned products made from honey.

In addition to farmers, many are garden beekeepers. Beekeeping is a prominent business and hobby for some because beekeepers are a great help to the environment.

So what happens to bees?

The biggest threat to bees is pesticides. Humans use pesticides on their crops, which can protect them from plant pests and have an alternative effect on killing bees. Ironically, pesticide spraying is harmful to plant growth and can lead to the death of bees.

Many pesticides have been banned worldwide and many pesticides have been phased out. But there is much more to do along this line. Farmers should be made aware not to allow these deadly pesticides.

There are more bees than any other bee in the world and it is great for our survival. It is estimated that at least 1/3 of the food we eat each day is caused by bee pollination. Pollination is important for the survival of many other animals, including other insects and birds. So we must do everything we can to prevent the bees from becoming extinct.

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