You have probably been hearing a lot over the last few months about our bees disappearing from the planet. You may think, "oh well, it's just a small insect that doesn't do much". Think again. Without bees many of the foods we eat would be gone, many of our world's other animals would have no food, and much of the planet would be dull and colorless.
Here are some ways bees are beneficial and essential to our planet...
1. Bees make honey
Seems obvious enough. Yet, think about how bland and even non existent so many foods would be without honey. Honey is also one of the only food sources that stays fresh forever.
2. Bees give us Fruits
Without the pollination from bees, many fruit plants would not grow. Bees contribute to about half the food on our plate at mealtime.
3. Bees give us Vegetables
Just like fruit, bees pollinate many of our common vegetables. This past year, many crops and gardens failed miserably. Perhaps this was from a loss of the bees.
4. Bees make the planet beautiful
Without bees, so many colorful flowers and trees would die. The beautiful scenery of mountains with purple lavenders and red roses would be gone without our bee friends.
5. Bees produce almonds
Without almonds, many cereals and baked treats would be gone. In addition, cows usually eat ground up almonds, so they would die out and we would have no more milk too.
6. No cows, no ice cream
If the cows die out, most of our sweets would be gone as well. No cake, no pudding, no cookies, no ice cream. No bees means no cows.
7. Bees give honeybee farmers a job and keep our economy flowing
Without bees, millions of people who work with bees, honey, and even regular farmers would be without a job.
8. Many animals depend on bees for survival
Thousands of animals are plant eaters and thousands eat pollinated foods. Without plants, many of our beautiful creatures such as butterflies, bats, frogs, raccoons, birds and more, all depend on bees to survive.
In the end, bees are significant to the planet and without them, it would be a very different world. Albert Einstein once said that in a world without bees, humans wouldn't last more than four years. So now what? You don't need to be a bee farmer to save the bees. Below is a link of simple ways you can help to save our planet's bees!