How do bees help our Ecosystem?

How do bees help our Ecosystem?

Some of these reasons are well-known, but there may be a few on our list that you hadn’t considered before!

Importance of Bees

  1. Pollination

Pollination services provided by bees aid in the provision of food in the form of fruits, berries, nuts, leaves, roots, and seeds.

The elements of our nutrition that rely on bees (and other pollinators) for cross pollination are arguably the most interesting.

We should think of delightful veggies like peas and beans, not just delicious fruits that enable us to eat things like strawberry ice cream, apple pie, blueberry muffins, and so on.

Bees, on the other hand, aid in the production of seeds for a variety of plants, allowing for the harvesting of a portion for the next year’s crop. This is true even for leaf crops like kale and some brassicas.

It’s important to remember that if we don’t have insects like bees to pollinate our plants, we may have to rely on other means!

  • Bees provide a financial contribution to the economy.

For some, a thing must be assigned a monetary worth in order to be considered valuable (although for me, the natural world is to be appreciated and valued in its own right).

The contribution of bees to the food crop business has been attempted, however it is extremely difficult to quantify. Bees are thought to provide $US40 billion each year, according to estimates from 2010.

Honey bees alone contribute $15 billion to food production in the United States, according to the American Beekeeping Federation. For crops like almonds, honey bees are critically necessary.

  • Biodiversity

Aside from pollination being critical for food production, bees contribute significantly to the countryside, gardens, and overall landscape enrichment.

As a result, bees are good to the environment in general. They pollinate wild flowers and bushes, enriching and ensuring plant richness and attractiveness in gardens and landscapes.

  • Tress need Bees

Bees pollinate a wide range of plants, not just flowers and food crops.

Many trees are pollinated by bees, which is often overlooked (and other insects).

Horse chestnuts, rowans, hawthorn, whitebeam, wayfaring tree, hazel, holly, alder, stately native limes, pussy willow, and fruit trees such as cherry, pear, plum, quince, and apple, to name a few.

Trees, of course, are beneficial to bees. Trees, in turn, provide habitat for a variety of wildlife, aid in the stabilisation of soil structure and landscapes, and serve as the earth’s lungs!

  • Bess Saves Elephants and Human Lives

Some of the ways that bees might benefit communities in impoverished countries are a little more odd. Bees, for example, are lowering human-elephant conflict in Africa, which is helping to save elephants and protect people.

Even more shocking, it has been shown that bees can be taught to detect landmines and bombs! They might yet be able to save lives in very practical ways! (It’s worth noting that wasps, like bees, can be trained in a similar manner.)

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