Bees’ pollination efforts are responsible for a wide diversity of wild flowers and many crops depend on them. In fact, without bees’ pollination, there would be far less food in general. If bees did not pollinate in the wild, some vegetation would become extinct, leaving space for invasive, problematic species to take over. Animals that eat the extinct vegetation would then die off, followed by the carnivorous animals that eat the herbivores – it is a chain reaction.
Crops consumed by humans are also dependent on bees. For example, apples, pears, cucumbers, cherries and other flowering/fruiting crops depend on bees to fertilize the flowers so that fruit will develop. When a bee gets nectar from a flower, it gets coated in pollen. The bee then carries this pollen to another flower, fertilizing it and causing the flower to develop into a fruit. Without pollination, many flowering crops would not yield fruit, or would yield very little.
2) Bee products
Human health is greatly enhanced by the inclusion of bee products. Here are some important items that bees provide that can benefit humans.
As you can see, the bee is an important component of the ecosystem, and we humans, as part of the ecosystem, benefit greatly from bees’ efforts.