Honey bees play a play a vital part in supporting the world’s agricultural industry.
Not only do our bees provide work for over thousands of beekeepers throughout the U.S., but they also provide a great service to the environment in general.
While some plants rely on wind to provide pollination, and others are self-pollinating, most flowering plants need the services of natural pollinators, such as honeybees, to do the work
Many of the crops grown in the U.S. require the use of pollinators: so important are honeybees as pollinators that many farmers will pay beekeepers to have hives located on their land.
In addition to the benefits that our honeybees provide to the agricultural industry, they also provide similar pollination services to wild plants and flowers. Many of our trees, such as willow and poplar, benefit from the pollination services of honeybees, which help to preserve and spread our natural forests.
If bees were removed from the environment, not only would the plants suffer and expire, but so would many natural animal species that depend upon those plants for their own survival.