Did you know that bees aren’t the only pollinators?
One out of every three bites we eat comes from insect-pollinated plants? Honey bees are responsible for 80% of that pollination.
Bumble bees are another key pollinator in some regions? There are more than 250 species of bumble bee
Avocados are pollinated by bees, flies, and bats? Without these pollinators we would not have delicious guacamole…or even avocado toast!
The wings on a bee flap 11,400 times every minute? That’s what makes their distinctive buzz!
Bats are the night shift of the pollination world? They help pollinate while we sleep. Over 500 plants rely on bats for their pollination service!
For crops like cucumbers, melon, and squash, it can take more than 18 visits from pollinators to pollinate just one flower!
Nuts are another food that depends on pollinators?
Hummingbirds are important pollinators, too? When they feed their forehead rubs against the stamens and pistils collecting pollen. They then move from flower to flower, pollinating as they go.
Other pollinators include birds, butterflies, beetles and small mammals?
The honey we eat is the sweet leftovers of pollination? Honey bees collect nectar to create honey and store as food because it provides energy for bees and provides heating for the hive in the winter. Fortunately, honey bees will make more honey than the colony needs, so it is necessary for beekeepers to harvest the excess, which they bottle