Most people have a negative reaction when they hear the telltale buzzing of a bee. They are often considered pests, with the sight of a bee inspiring the fear of getting stung. However, these tiny, industrious creatures provide valuable services. Without bees, we’d be in real trouble. We rely on their honey, use their wax and count on them to help our food grow. Bees carry pollen from plant to plant and flower to flower and are vital for the pollination of many fruit, vegetable and seed crops. Pollination is when pollen grains are transferred from one plant to another, providing for the fertilization of the ovaries of flowers. While some plants are self-pollinating and some take advantage of the wind, most flowering plants rely on natural pollinators like bees to do the job. A healthy ecosystem requires an effective pollination system. Bees take care of the pollination of nearly 85% of all our food crops and quite a few of the foods fed to cattle. Research suggests environmental catastrophe if the honeybee were to become extinct.
Honeybees fly from one flower to the next. Pollen collects their furry legs to be given to young bees for sustenance. Bees use pollen for food. It gives them the energy to fly for long periods of time to collect and distribute the pollen. Thanks to the hardworking bee, crops flourish and produce flowers, fruit, vegetables, seeds, nuts, beans and more. Without bees, a long list of plants would fail to reproduce and quickly die out completely. Bees are essential to the life cycle of most plants and flowers. There are actually bees that have evolved to pollinate a single type of plant. Without the attention of that specific species of bee, that plant would become extinct.
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