Bee’s and their importance

Bees are flying insects that can be closely related to wasp and ants. They play a major role in pollination. Pollination is the process of transferring the pollen grains from the male anther of a flower to a female stigma so that they can create offspring. As per some research it has been concluded that bees are responsible for one out of every three bites of food we eat. They are also said to be very hard working because of their laborious work of collecting nectar from flowers and travelling long distances just to collect nectar. Research has also shown that because of their invaluable pollinating services they have produced approximately $19 Billion worth of agricultural crops.

Bees are of various types, there are said to be around 25,000 different type of bee species in the world. All of these species dutifully serve as pollinators in the agricultural world. Bees being such a small insect play a huge rule in our Eco system. If bees stopped pollinating then some foods available to us would not be available for us. Some examples of such foods are: Pumpkin, Apples, Almond, Cherries and many more, and the most important thing we won’t have their saccharine honey. They also save some honey to feed their young ones in their winter season when there is lack of food. Bees live in colonies and those colonies contain the queen bee, the worker bees and the drone. Both the queen bee and worker bee are female but only the queen can reproduce or in simple term give birth to babies, and the worker bees take care of the offspring while the drone’s job is to only mate with the queen. Bees contribute a lot to flora, they beautify the floral landscape and provide habitats for other animal also like insects and birds.

Some may think bees to be unimportant or irrelevant but they silently provide a lot of things to human being. They are significant to our survival in this globe. Each and every thing in the Eco system is connected, even a small insect makes a big difference to our environment. While we ruin what we have got, they nourish and cherish this world. If bees won’t be their we will have a loss of $170 billion globally because of no crop pollination. But beyond their monetary value they also make an invaluable contribution to eco system around the world. We can call the guardians of the food chain. While they need flower for food, flowers need them to reproduce. Some also say that if ”the bee disappears from the surface of this globe then the human being will jsut have four more years to live”. In short we can say we are inter-dependent on them for being alive. Even ancient people around the world from time immemorial have referred to bees and their value in this eco system. Without the help of bees we will have a global loss on crop production, we will lose their sweet honey, our flora and fauna, and our beautiful environment. People have now started realizing their importance and have started protecting those species which are going to be extinct.