Happy National Pollinator Week!
Did you know that apples, strawberries, blueberries, chocolate, melons, peaches, figs, tomatoes, pumpkins & almonds all need pollinators to grow?
Via Pollinator Partnership:
"Somewhere between 75% and 95%  of all flowering plants on the earth need help with pollination – they need pollinators. Pollinators provide pollination services to over 180,000 different plant species and more than 1200 crops. That means that 1 out of every three bites of food you eat is there because of pollinators [2, 3]. If we want to talk dollars and cents, pollinators add 217 billion dollars to the global economy [4,5], and honey bees alone are responsible for between 1.2 and 5.4 billion dollars in agricultural productivity in the United States . In addition to the food that we eat, pollinators support healthy ecosystems that clean the air, stabilize soils, protect from severe weather, and support other wildlife ."