Honeybees play a crucial role in agriculture. They pollinate $15 billion worth of crops in the U.S. each year, including more than 130 fruits and vegetables.
Bee populations worldwide are threatened by intensive farming practices, mono-cropping, excessive use of agricultural chemicals and climate change.
Did you know?
Nearly one-third of our food depends on insects for pollination.
California, Georgia, and Texas are the top 3 states in producing honeybees and queen bees for sale.
Bees must visit 2 million flowers to produce 1 pound of honey.
An average worker bee only makes about one-twelfth (1/12) of teaspoon of honey in her lifetime.