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Brilliant Bees -What Do Bees Do for Our Food Chain and Why We Need Rely on Them?

They are sometimes annoying to buzz around you, and even worse, they sting you, but bees are some of the most amazing creatures on Earth. They play an important role in our lives.

Small bee born in early spring in my garden. The bee on the brown ground of the garden
Small bee born in early spring in my garden

Honeybees can fly at about 25 kph and beat their wings 200 times per seconds to reach the flower.

They need to visit 2 million flowers and pollinate them to make a 500g jar of honey. [1] That's a lot of flowers. And what effort they put into feeding the world!

We love plants, which are an essential part of our diet. We make bread, rice and pasta from the grains. We eat fruits, vegetables of all kinds, and use herbs to make our food tasty. And this is thanks to the bees. Up to 80 percent of the world's food crops are pollinated by insects such as bees.

Pollinators, including bees, help crops to produce new seeds and fruit. Above are my photos of fruits and flowers that have been pollinated and produced by bees. Thus, the entire food chain is highly dependent on pollination by bees.

We need bees to pollinate flowers, fruits and vegetables and we need to take a better care of them so that they can continue to support us.

Credit: [1] Awesome Facts, Igloobooks, 2017

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