For many people, the mention of bees brings up thoughts of annoyance and fear. Bees make nests around our homes, buzz around us in the garden, and occasionally sting us.
Though bees might seem like pests, they play a very important role in the environment because of their role in the pollination of plants.
An estimated one-third of the entire human diet can be traced back to bee pollination, according to University of Georgia Extension Service bee specialist Keith Delaplane. Bees are responsible for pollinating around 130 agricultural plants in the United States.