Bees have been in the news a lot lately. They have been added to the endangered list recently and this has caused a lot of uproars. If you are not sure why you should continue reading. Bees are vital for human life and we need to take care of them. Bees and their function in nature are of the utmost importance to keep life on earth going.
Reasons why bees are so important:
Many of the foods that we eat every day are thanks to bees and their pollination. Without pollination, these foods would not grow and we will have nothing to eat. Bees are responsible for pollinating roughly 80% of crops. Not only is this important for food, but it also makes money for farmers who have crops.
Bees are also responsible for keeping our beautiful flowers around. They pollinate the flowers and help them reproduce to keep growing more and more flowers.
2. Health benefits
Honey is very rich in almost all the nutrients, vitamins, minerals, and water that our bodies need to sustain us. It is also filled with antioxidants that fight diseases and improve brain function. All and all, honey is of the healthiest, natural substances that we can eat.
Honey is often prescribed for people with chronic illnesses and people who want to lose weight. It is a good alternative for sugar and completely natural.
3. Bees are unique
Bumble bees have built-in GPS capabilities that only computers can simulate. They can figure out the shortest and most time-efficient courses between flowers. Bees are the only animals we know of that can do this without a problem. Their instincts are uncanny and unrivaled.
Because their wings stroke 11 400 times per minute, we hear a buzzing noise when a bee flies by. They can fly approximately 15 miles per hour and they can fly for around 6 miles non-stop before they need to take a break.
Bees are truly amazing creatures and their function in nature and the products they make are of great benefit to human life. It is important that we protect them.