The economic value of the bee as a plant-pollinator

This insect of the Order of the Hedwig is considered to be the most effective pollinator of the plants today. So not so unjustly it has been described as the most valuable insect on the planet.

Bee pollinating and nectar, as it moves from flower to flower and plant to plant, transports pollen particles to contribute to the pollination that is the process through which fertilization and fertilization take place. The bee takes care of the evolution and perpetuation of the species.

These species include the 115 most productive crops on our planet, producing at least 2.5 billion tonnes of food per year, accounting for 35% of world production. The remaining percentage concerns animal products which, in turn, are indirectly affected by the need to feed the animals with plant foods.

But besides the economic importance of the bee in enhancing the food chain with the production of the cultivated plants (fruits, vegetables etc.) and its beekeeping products, its economic importance to the ecosystem and the environment is of immense value. to be difficult to measure but is invaluable for the planet. Bee helps to pollinate biodiversity conservation, enrich wildlife, protects soils from erosion, helps to improve pastures and, in general, maintains the biological balance on our planet. Without the pollination, the plant kingdom would be poorer, many important species of both the cultivated plants and the native flora would not be able to survive with adverse chain reactions to the environment and ecosystems, with negative effects on the conservation and evolution of biodiversity , the structure and composition of the soil (with corrosion and effects on nutrients) and atmospheric pollution.

Studies have shown that the economic benefit of pollination is 140 times greater than the total value of beekeeping products that the bee itself produces.

And all of this is not just about the common bee pollinating 75% of all crops around the world but also about the wild bee of which the value of pollination is equally important for cultivated and wild species. Indeed many times these wild bees are specialized and irreplaceable pollinators of these plants.

The great importance of pollination on cultivated plants, fertilization and fruit growing, as well as the quantity and quality of products are often not often known to growers. The result of their agricultural activity (with the inexperienced use of pesticides, land sprawl, the prevalence of monocultures, etc.) causes great losses to its populations. Damage to crops (quantitative and qualitative product degradation), particularly in countries with a significant reduction in the number of pollinators, is enormous. It is estimated that 75% of the species of pollinator insects fell by 33% in the last decade and the bee population has declined by 60% in North America and by 15-35% in Europe. Understanding the bee health risks from the farmer’s side and taking all the appropriate measures in the course of farming is a one-way street if you consider the huge economic value of the bee in agriculture and the world economy.

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