• Why are Honey Bees and Beekeeping Important?

Why are Honey Bees and Beekeeping Important?

     Honeybees do much more than just make honey. one third of the U.S. diet depends on honey bee pollination. Honey bees provide 80% of pollination for vegetable, fruit, seed and flower crops. They also pollinate the forage crops fed to dairy and meat animals. In this way, they add at least $10 billinon to the value of more than 90 U.S. crops. Honey bees also provide $150 million in honey each year, and at least another $50 million in beeswax used in cosmetics, polish, and candles.