Pollinators play a crucial role in the reproduction of flowering plants and in the production of most fruits and vegetables. Bees alone are known to pollinate a significant fraction of our crops, making the conservation of bees (honey bees and wild bees) essential for human food security.
In the United States, pollination impacts billions of dollars of agricultural productivity every year.
Examples of pollinated crops include: Apples, Onions, Avocados, Carrots, Mangoes, Lemons, Limes, Honeydew, Cantaloupe, Zucchini, Summer squash, Eggplant, Cucumbers, Celery, Green onions, Cauliflower, Leeks, Bok choy, Kale, Broccoli, Broccoli rabe, Mustard greens, and more.
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