Exhibit A (or should we say Bee?!) — A honey bee pollinates the author’s prized red marigolds.June 1st kicks off National Pollinator Month. It’s a great time to learn more about pollinators like the famed honey bee above. It’s also time that we show these hard-working pollinators a little respect. Consider this:
- More than 75% of the world’s food crops depend on pollination by insects or animals.
- One mouthful in three of the foods you eat depends on pollination by honey bees, according to the USDA.
- The United Nations estimates that pollinators directly affect up to an estimated $577 billion worth of global crops annually.