The Importance of Bees




Have you ever wondered what bees do and why we need them? Bees are one of the most well-known insects in the world. They pollinate our plants and make everything we see grow, such as apples, squash, pumpkins, and almonds.

Bees have been around for 120 million years, and they evolved from predatory wasps. Bees are one of the most important insects on our planet, and it’s our job to make sure that they stay alive.

These insects are needed in our ecosystem because they are food for other animals, and they help our plants grow. If we don’t help keep them around, our food and crops will eventually go bad.

The bee population is dropping rapidly, which puts everything at risk. You may be asking, ‘Why are bees going extinct?’ Well, it is mostly to blame on humans. Scientists have discovered that it is because of “…pesticides, drought, habitat destruction, nutrition deficit, air pollution, global warming and more.”

Even though bees are important to our world, they aren’t the only pollinators. Others such as, “Birds, rodents, monkeys and even people pollinate, but the most common pollinators are insects, and among them, bees.”

They also make food and other products such as “honey, royal jelly and pollen — and other products such as beeswax, propolis and honey bee venom.”

As the bee population fluctuates, no matter how much or how little bees are still buzzing around, we still need to protect our little friends so our world can thrive and grow as we need it to.