1 in 3 bites
we can thank the bees for
One in every three bites we eat are from foods that need to be pollinated by insects, honey bees are responsible for the majority of that. These include Almonds, Apples, Blueberries, Watermelons, Cherries, Onions, Beets, Broccoli, Cabbage, Cauliflower, Various Chili Peppers, Tangerine, Coconuts, Hazelnuts, Cucumber, Lemons, Limes, Carrots, Strawberries, Cotton, Walnuts, Sunflowers, Various Beans, Apricots, Plums, Pomegranates, Pears, Black Berries, Sesame, Eggplant, Cocoa, Cranberries, Vanilla, Tomato, and Grapes not to mention all the countless flowering plants that we don’t harvest food from that also require honey bee pollination.
With thousands of species of bees and other pollinators found around the world, you may wonder why we have become so dependent on just a single species? Whatever the reason, the disappearance of honey bees on earth would most definitely have a huge impact on agriculture and our food supply as a whole and it’s not an option we can afford to try.