The Importance of Honey Bees to the Environment

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There is an ongoing struggle between society and nature. Modernization has taken over the earth killing millions of insects each year. The result of this is a depleted ozone layer, food shortages and a medical problem we are only beginning to recognize. Honey bees, in fact, are our most important pollinators. Man has not been able to coexist with these insects because of his cruelty and ignorance.

Nature has a way of providing for the honey bees by providing for their survival. In return, the environment is provided with food, fuel, shelter and clothing. There is a delicate balance that exists between the two, but humans have upset it by destroying and exterminating the honey bees. It may seem that way, but it is very important to know the honey bee’s importance to the environment. By understanding how they are vital to the world and how we impact their survival, we can work toward working out a better balance so both our health and the environment are better off.

We know honey bees are vitally important to our Eco system. How do they get to pollinate all those gardens and farms? They come down from the trees where they collect nectar from flowers. They can also be found in the waste of other animals. Their hives provide them with a safe place to live and lay their young. In addition to the pollinating, they will keep you and I healthy by providing food for us to eat.

The honey bees have one of the highest rates of reproduction of all insects. This means that in order for them to continue to reproduce, they need a lot of food. In order to feed their young, they travel through the plant streets knocking over pollen boxes. When this happens, pollen collects on the bee’s body and transfers to the flowers that attract the bees. This is how they pollinate our gardens and create the wonderful blooms we enjoy.

Some people think that bees cause allergies and some research has shown that is not true. People have mistaken the honey bees for one of the many types of wasps when they are stung. They are not venomous and there is no reason to be concerned. If a bee stings you, the chances of it hurting you are much less than a wasp or hornet.

The honey bees need protection. A good way to accomplish that is by planting flowers around your house that attract bees. You should try to plant flowers that don’t grow too fast and that can be harvested quickly. You should also make sure there are lots of hiding places for the bees while they are not at work. That way they will not be bothering you and your family by keeping you up all night foraging for the honey.

The most important thing to remember about the honey bees is that they do not pollinate your garden. They do not get involved in the farming of their own food. They are simply attracted to flowers and planted there to provide the bees with a source of food. Their role is to provide us with a plentiful supply of flowers for gardens around our home.

You should pay close attention to the environment around you. It is very important to see that it is well kept. Pollinating our gardens is a very important job for the bees so you should take care of it responsibly. It does not cost anything to do it is very rewarding to see the wonderful flowers you will bring into your home when you take the time to harvest the bees’ honey.

Provided by Antonio Westley


Disclaimer: This article is meant to be seen as an overview of this subject and not a reflection of viewpoints or opinions as nothing is definitive. So, make sure to do your research and feel free to use this information at your own discretion.

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