Food and bees

What did you have for breakfast today? Jam on toast? A bowl of fruit? Honey in your porridge, accompanied by a lovely cup of coffee? Well, did you know all of this was were brought to you by bees? Almonds particularly are 100% dependent on honey bee pollination!

The honey bee is totally responsible for the pollination of over 90 fruit and vegetable crops worldwide, so it would be devastating if we were to lose a majority or all of our honey bee pollinators for these crops which are not self-pollinating and rely on the insects and other pollinators such as birds to help them reproduce. The bee is a fragile part of our system and an important indicator of our out of balance world. Their weird disappearing act has far-reaching implications for our agricultural food supply and is definitely not an issue to be ignored.

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