Many people want to know, can we live without bees? And the answer to that question is simply no. Bees play an essential role in our everyday lives. The United States Department Of Agriculture estimates that pollinators, such as bees and butterflies, help pollinate about 75 percent of the world’s flowering plants. They also pollinate roughly 35 percent of the world’s food crops, such as fruits and vegetables.
Would we be able to live without them? Yes, but our diets would suffer tremendously. The foods that we love would disappear, along with our state of mind and health. Growing up, I’m sure we all probably looked at bees as “just another insect.” But, fast-forward years later, we see just how important they are.
Some food crops that rely a great deal on bees to pollinate them are avocados, apples, onions, almonds, blueberries, pears, peaches, watermelon, and so many more. Therefore, if honeybees became extinct, or if there were to be a massive drop in their population, those foods would become scarce.