„If bees were do disappear from the globe,
mankind would only have four years left to live”
– Albert Einstein –
If it weren’t for bees, many fruits and vegetables would never make it to market; of the 100 crop species which provide 90% of food worldwide, over 70% of these cropsare bee-pollinated. In the United States alone, 1/3 of all the bites you take wouldn’t be possible with honeybees.
Honeybees are vital parts of our ecosystem, acting as highly efficient pollinators of our food crops and of wild flora.
We need them to keep our crops and earth healthy, but in recent years their numbers have been decreasing by the billions.
In addition to acting as a keystone species in our environment, beekeeping, honey production and honeybee pollination is worth about $14 billion annually in the United States.