Bees are Important to a Healthy Environment
Climate change causes some flowers to bloom earlier or later than usual, leaving bees with fewer food sources at the start of the season. Bees suffer habitat loss from development, abandoned farms, and the lack of bee-friendly flowers.
Planting a bee-friendly garden will not only lead to healthy and vibrant plants, but it will also ensure that bees continue to play their critical role in our ecosystem.
Let’s explore five of the reason's bees are important to the environment.
As pollinators, they support the growth of trees, flowers, and other plants, which serve as food and shelter for creatures large and small. Bees contribute to complex, interconnected ecosystems which allow a diverse number of different species to co-exist.
- Wildlife Habitats
Their role as pollinators is vital in the growth of tropical forests, savannah woodlands, and temperate deciduous forests. Many tree species, like willows and poplars, couldn’t grow without pollinators like bees.
- Food Source
Humans have harvested honey for thousands of years, but we aren’t the only ones who consider it a sweet snack. Bees themselves are also a part of the food chain.
- Wild Plant Growth
Many species of wild plants depend on insect pollinators as well. Bees are responsible for the production of many seeds, nuts, berries, and fruit, which serve as a vital food source for wild animals.
As bees move from flower to flower in search of nectar, they leave behind grains of pollen on the sticky surface, allowing plants to grow and to produce food. Pollinators like bees play a key role in one out of every three bites of food we eat. Without them, many plants we rely on for food would die off.
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