We’ve all heard the phrase, busy as a bee. And it’s true that the small insects spend their entire lives working. The life of the hive, and of nearly all wild plants depends on their work. About 30% of all planted crops also depend on bees for pollination. This makes bees the essential pollinators, responsible for the continuation of life on earth. As bee numbers dwindle, more and more people are taking up beekeeping. As a result, there’s plenty of advice on beekeeping for beginners available online as well as thorough local beekeepers associations.
The essential pollinator
Bees are, quite simply, responsible for maintaining the life cycle of plants, both wild plants and those grown by humans. As the essential pollinators, they play a crucial role in the reproduction of plants. This means that our food supply depends on them. Without bees, there would be practically no plants, and an end to life as we know it, since all land-based life chains are based Continue reading