Honey Bees are crucial for our planet. Therefore, I decided to dedicate this post to their amazing abilities.
1. Honey bees beautify our World.
These tiny creatures are crucial for our life on this beautiful planet. Honey bees contribute to the beautification of this planet through their pollinating ability. During the pollination process, bees transfer pollen grains from a male flower to a female. This process helps to create seeds which are crucial for multiplying various plants.
2. Honey bees are very industrious.
According to the Illinois State University, these are some of the interesting facts about bees:
It is surprising how hard honey bees work to provide human beings with a small amount of honey. For instance, to provide one pound of honey for humans, honey bees must land and gather nectar from 2 million flowers. They land on approximately 2000 flowers a day, depending on the weather. If we decide to buy one pound of honey, we go to a neighborhood store which is 2-3 miles away from our house. But, honey bees need to fly 55000 miles to gather just a pound of honey. They fly 12 to 15 miles per hour on average.
Can a single honey bee handle that kind of labor? The simple answer is NO. One honey bee can produce average 1/12 teaspoon of honey, during their entire lifetime. Their lifespan estimated to be only 28-35 days.
3. Bees contribute to the economy by creating jobs and food.
Honey bees contribute approximately 15 billion dollars a year to the U.S economy. There are approximately 200,000 beekeepers in the United States. Keep in mind, Honeybees are only insects that are able to produce food for humans. According to the government report, bees “enable the production of 90 commercially grown crops in North America”. Overall honey bees contribute 35 % of global food production.