Ruth Correll: Bees, beneficials important to agriculture
One-third of the food we eat is made available by the hard work of bees, butterflies, ants, beetles, wasps, moths, hummingbirds, bats and other small animals as pollination vectors. About 1,000 agricultural plants grown for food, drink, fiber and medicinal use depend on physical pollination. Lots of our favorite fruits, nuts and vegetables would no longer be available if honeybees and other pollinators were to become extinct. Our landscapes and yards would also suffer since 75 percent of all flowering plants rely on pollinators for reproduction.
Updated Dec 19, 2017 at 10:45 PM