You might think bees are nothing more than a pesky, stinging insect. But,
honeybees are extremely sweet little critters, completely unlike wasps and
hornets. Unfortunately, because of our actions as humans and other natural
causes, the honeybee population is in decline.
So why are honeybees so important?
They are extremely important pollinators. Not just for flowers but for our
food as well. Our food still gets pollinated the old-fashioned way, with
insects and lots of honeybees. The decline of honeybees will result in a
decrease in our food crops as well. In fact, a Cornell University study
estimated that every third bite of food in America is pollinated by
While we do not know all of the
causes of the honeybee decline, there are a few things we can do to help.
We can become mindful of the types of pesticides we use, even organic ones
and grow plants that especially provide nectar and pollen for them to eat.