June 29

Why do bees pollinate?

Why do bees pollinate?

 

Bees pollinate flowers to collect food for the colony and to make honey for humans.

Bees are flower feeding insects. Bees are flying insects that relate to wasps and ants all known for their role in pollination. Most bees depend on oil and pollen as energy and protein. Bees store honey for the whole colony and only the queen bee lays the eggs and when the baby bee’s pop out their called pupa. Most bees depend on oil and pollen as energy and protein.

Bees land on a flower sucking out pollen and nectar out via head and feet. One bee in the whole entire colony starts the process. When the bee land on the flower their feet slip into a sucking motion. When they leave the flower their feet Carries off a sack of pollen so when they land another flower the sack falls off. Worker bees land on a flower and suck out the rich yummy nectar. The pollination process starts with the transfer of pollen from the stigma to the carpel.

If bees weren’t around all of the world’s crops will die. Bees are NO.1 on the list of important species. Bees are critical pollinators they pollinate 70% of our crops and feed 90% of our world population. Bees are responsible for 30 Billion dollars in crops a year. If bees weren’t here we would lose peaches, sunflower oil, kiwi, strawberries, onions, avocados, cherries, coffee, walnuts, cotton and much more. Bees preform vital tasks to survival of humanity.Bees use shape, colour and pattern to find the right flower. Bees get drawn by bright colours, patterns and occasionally odour. Some people claim to know that bees use electricity in the air to find huge fields of flowers. Some bees know if the flower has been pollinated so they go find a new on.

Most bees come from Europe and Asia. Bees live in colonies. In a colony there is female worker and male drones. In the hive you will find hexagon cells made from wax. Some bees live in colonies with up to fifty bees.

Many scientists have claimed that bees are responsible Bees use their feet to pollinate. As a bee lands on a flower they start the pollination process. When done the bee flies away carrying a sack of pollen which is then used to make seeds witch then make flowers and then the process starts again.

Bees are responsible for 1 in every 3 bites of food we eat. Bees suck the nectar through their head but not digesting it so they can share it with the colony.

So bees pollinate for the sake of humanity and survival of humans and crops.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Glossary!!

Pollination- is when a bee takes pollen from the anther which is the bearing of the stamen which is the organ of the flower, to the stigma which is the male part of the flower, and from there transferred to the carpel which is the female part of the flower, which then makes seeds to make flowers.

Oil- a substance that is black and sloshy.

Nectar- something in a plant to make honey

Flower- A blossom of a plant

Bee- name for a wigged flower eating insect

Process- the way something happens

Stigma- the male part of the flower

Carpel- the female part of the flower