Bees – Why Are They Important?

By: Umar Tyler, Writer

Most people think bees are just another species of annoying, flying, and useless insects that carry pollen from flowers when the temperature gets warmer. Well that’s not the case at all. Here are some reasons why bees are more important than you think, and serve a much bigger purpose on earth.

Bees pollinate plants. Not just flowers, but also food that we eat everyday, such as tomatoes, blueberries, watermelon, broccoli, and way more plants. Nearly all crops rely on honey bees pollination. If crops don’t get pollinated, they cannot fully grow, and would end up pretty much useless. We wouldn’t have as much supply of natural fruits and vegetables that are nutritious and help us stay strong.

Bees also help with Biodiversity. Bees travel to many different ecosystems finding all kinds of plants to pollinate. Some plants also serve as homes to other animals. Without any shelter for these animals, their population would most likely decrease, which can heavily affect animal food chains.

Without the importance of bees, we wouldn’t have much food to eat/survive off of, many gardens would be empty, and many animal species would drastically decrease in numbers, which can affect the planet, and it’s environment in many ways. And that’s why bees are so important.


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