Baffling facts about bees you never knew
World Bee Day is this May 20
Bees are one of the most important organisms on Earth, and do much more than simply buzz around flower beds. They are the world's most populous and productive pollinators, and are responsible for pollinating two thirds of the world's food supply. Climate change and wanton use of pesticides in the agriculture industry have seen the world bee population plummet at an alarming rate in recent years, and their disappearance would have catastrophic effects on the global supply chain.
Want to know more about bees? In this gallery, check out some facts that make clear why bees are so special.
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