The Knowledge Hive — keeping bees

Beginning beekeeping...the Importance of Keeping Bees

Beginning beekeeping...the Importance of Keeping Bees

Why are bees so important? The concept of interdependence is helpful to understanding the importance of bees to human society. Interdependence means different groups or species are reliant upon each other. In the case of the bees, a food web helps visualize this concept: Bees need flowers for their food source (nectar to turn into honey as source of carbohydrates, and pollen for protein) The flowers need the bees for pollination, which is necessary for the flowers’ reproduction Humans need bees to pollinate flowers for them to turn into the fruit (anything with seeds inside, including tomatoes, cucumbers, squash, etc.)...

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