The importance of beekeeping: Crops could suffer without pollinators

By Toni W. Riley

When was the last time you were sitting on your patio and noticed a bee nestled inside a flower, emerging with its legs covered in pollen? Chances are it has been a while.

The population of bees, native and domestic has dropped drastically in the last decade due to bee colony collapse. This has caused a decrease in these mighty pollinators and a decrease in the production of fruit and vegetables. One of every three bites of food comes from plants pollinated by honeybees and other pollinators. Continue reading