Everyone knows that bees go to great distances to find the pollen for making honey. It may seem like honey is the only food source bees provide, but they are also essential to other foods too. Here are just two ways bees give people better food and why it's so important that home bee infestations be relocated instead of exterminated.
Pollination Determines Growth
Many plants require the involvement of bees and other pollinators in order to breed. While corn, rice, and other plants are pollinated either by the wind or internal means; squash, macadamia and almond plants require pollinator intervention in order to thrive. If there aren't enough bees, these plants will no longer produce food.
Pollination Increases Yield
Some foods only require a little outside help, but pollinators have a huge impact when they're involved. For example, blueberries in New Jersey can increase their revenue per acre by $112, as long as one acre of land is made available to house pollinators. Similarly, cucumber yield can be increased to 3 times when a honeybee hive works nearby.
Because bees are essential to the production of certain foods and provide great benefits to other foods, extermination should not be the first response when bees are found in your property. Contact Cliff’s Pest Control at 909-887-1862 if you have a bee infestation and would like to have them humanely moved.