5 Ways Bees are Beneficial to the Environment

Thanks to the strong work ethics of bees, we get to enjoy lots of things that wouldn’t exist if it weren’t for them. Honeybees and other pollinators like certain birds, bats, and insects play a vital role in flowering plant reproduction as well as the production of many fruits and vegetables.

So, while your first instinct may be to knock a hive down you see on your property, we recommend calling us to remove it. Bee populations are in steady decline, and should we lose bees, we will also lose some of our favorite foods such as apples, blueberries, cherries, squash, almonds, chocolate, and coffee.

Keep reading to learn about why bees are such amazing creatures.

Pollination – Bees intentionally collect and move the pollen from one species of flower to another species. The transfer of pollen is especially crucial for flowers that rely solely on animals or insects to move the pollen from the male part of the flower (anther) to the female part (stigma). Without plant reproduction, we would lose nearly one-third of our staples we’ve depended on for so long.

Wildlife – Not only do farm-grown fruits and vegetables rely on pollination, but so do many wild plant species. Bees are also responsible for the nuts, seeds, berries, and fruits that grow in the wild, which are a significant food source for a lot of different wildlife.

Food Source – Humans aren’t the only ones who love the sweet taste of honey. During the cold winter months, bees feed on it when they are unable to forage. Other species like birds, raccoons, opossums, and insects also ransack beehives to eat both the honey and bee larvae. Bees themselves also make a tasty treat for some birds, spiders, and insects like dragonflies and praying mantises.

Habitat – Because bees pollinate plants, forests and woodlands are able to thrive, giving homes and providing food to many wild animals from birds and squirrels to raccoons and insects. If specific plants were to disappear, then eventually so would the wildlife that depends on them for nourishment and shelter.

Biodiversity – Bees contribute to every aspect of our planet’s complex ecosystem, allowing many plant and animal species to co-exist.

As you can see, without the help of bees, our world would be a much different place. And, while we recognize the importance of these buzzing insects, we also understand our customer’s concerns when having to deal with bees near their home or on their property. If you have issues with bees, rely on the professional removal services provided by Critter Control® of Fort Worth. For more information, or to schedule your consultation, call us today at 469-805-6267.