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Function of bees
Function of bees

Basically, the main function or the ecosystem service offered by bees is pollination. Bees are very important in ecosystems, since many species of plants need them to reproduce. Like plants, humans need bees to pollinate 60% of fruits and vegetables that exist today and, if not pollinated, disappear.

We should only think that if the bees stop pollinating the fruits and vegetables that we eat, the world would lose a great amount of food. The trophic chains would also be affected since the herbivorous animals would not have food and could not survive, therefore, the human being would not have those herbivorous animals from which we feed or extract food.

Bees pollinate more than 25,000 species of flowering plants. Without these insects, agricultural activity would tend to extinction. It would not only mean the decline of agriculture, but that, millions of families whose work is agriculture, their income would be depleted. That is why the disappearance of bees would imply serious imbalances in the stability of the world economy. Thanks to the bees that pollinate the crops, billions of dollars are generated each year. Without the bees, that source of income and food would disappear.

Albert Einstein affirmed that if the bees disappeared from the face of the Earth, the human being would not even take four years to disappear. Assuming that the bees became extinct or decreased their world population so much that they could not fulfill their role of pollinating, the ecological balance of the ecosystems would be negatively affected. All species of animals that depend on plants would die. It would mean a massive extinction of animal and plant species, since without pollination, they could not reproduce.
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