4 Ways Bees Benefit Our Environment
Bees can be found everywhere on our planet except for Antarctica and are perhaps one of the most important creatures in our ecosystem. Here are 4 benefits that bees provide to our environment.
Did you know that the vast majority of the plants around the world require cross-pollination to grow? Without pollination from bees, most of the plant based food that we eat such as blueberries, apples and squash, would fail to survive.
Pollination is important because it is the process by which pollen is transferred to different flowers, which enables plants to produce food.
Bees Create Homes That Other Wildlife Can Inhabit
While bees build and reside in their hives, at some point, a colony of bees may abandon their original hive. Why? That is because the colony may outgrow its hive, a lack of readily available sources of food or water nearby, parasite and/or disease infestation, etc.
When a hive is abandoned, this creates a home for other insects or wildlife including ants, moths and mice. The resulting benefit is one of biodiversity.
Bees Serve an Essential Function in Our Food Chain
Like many creatures on earth, bees are a food source for many species of animals and insects. For example, certain species of birds, such as hummingbirds, which are found here in the Phoenix metro area, eat bees. Animals such as bears, skunks, foxes and weasels as well as insects such as the praying mantis, spiders and dragonflies have been known to include bees in their diet.
Honey Bees Produce Honey
Honey Bees make honey that is food for their colonies. But, honey is also a desirable food for many species of animals, including mammals known as humans. But, many types of wildlife enjoy eating honey as well. That would include bears, raccoons, birds and squirrels.
Do You Need Bee Removal Service in the Greater Phoenix Metro Area?
If have bee problems anywhere in the Phoenix metro area’s Valley of the Sun, we recommend you call a bee removal professional to safely and effectively remove bees from your home, business or property.
At The Beehive Bee and Wasp Removal, our experienced bee removal technicians can come to your property, assess the situation and provide you with a quote. Contact us today at 602-600-5382.