Why are honey bees important for humans?



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    Honey Bees pollinate approximately one fourth of all crops. Crops such as almonds, apples, apricots, blackberries, avocados, cantaloupes, cherries, cranberries, cucumbers, pears, raspberries, strawberries, tomatoes, and watermelons depend on their pollination.

    Honey Bees are also a source of beeswax and honey. Honey is a food source for humans and one and/or both of these can be used in many objects, such as candles, polishes, ointments, gum, inks, lipsticks, and crayons.

    In addition, their venom is extracted to use in anti-venom therapies. It is being investigated for several treatments of the muscles, immune system, and connective tissue.

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    I read an interesting article about how honey bees might be able to be used to study human mental aging. Honey bees are considered the most intelligent of their fellow insects and so it stands to reaons that if their mental capacities are similar to that of humans then they might be good subjects to study. And surprisingly studies have found that our brains are more similar to the brains of honey bees that we would have thought. Of course it isn’t 100% accurate and the research is still in the development phase, but it’s another thing to add to a honey bee’s value, aside from the pollination, honey, etc.

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