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Pollinators are responsible for 1 in 3 bites of food we eat

Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, and other pollinators play a role in every part of the ecosystem. They support the growth of flowers, trees, and other plants, which provides shelter and food for other creatures.

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Have you enjoyed a cup of coffee lately?

Thank a bee for that.

Bees pollinate an estimated $15 billion worth of crops annually. This includes coffee, apples, blueberries, melons, almonds, broccoli, and many more.

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4 ways to help your local bees

Bees are a keystone species. In an ecosystem, a keystone species is an organism that helps hold the environment together. Without them, the ecosystem would be dramatically different or cease to exist entirely.

1. Plant a bee garden

For survival, bees need plants that bloom at various times of the year. Thankfully, you don’t need much space to grow a bee garden — gardens can grow in small yards, window boxes, and flowerpots.

2. Avoid chemicals

Many people don’t realize just how sensitive bees are. Pesticides, fertilizers, and other chemicals wreak havoc on bees and other insects. Avoid chemicals and opt for natural products instead.

3. Provide water

Bees can’t swim, so they need a shallow water source to drink from. One option is to fill a shallow birdbath with water and rocks. Bees will use the rocks as landing perches to safely drink from.

4. Inspire others

Helping bees helps everyone. But many people only know one thing about bees: that they can sting. So one way to pay it forward is to inspire people to appreciate bees instead of fearing them.

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Helping bees helps everyone

When you provide food and water sources for bees, you’re also helping other pollinators. Besides bees, other pollinators include wasps, beetles, bats, butterflies, moths, flies, beetles, and much more.

And since pollinators are responsible for 1 in 3 bites of food we eat, helping pollinators also helps humans.

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