Everyone knows about bees, right? Bumbly, stinging, and honey-producing, they’re seemingly ubiquitous across cultures and sources. However, in the real world, there is a lot more nuance than our cultural references would let on. In actuality, there are a number of different bee species and subtypes, all with their own roles within the ecosystem. Some are prized for honey production, while others are key pollinators, ensuring that some of our most valuable plant species reproduce and grow.
- Bee species are very important to the ecosystem. This is another reason why so many different species need to exist
- The bees are going to perform different tasks. The truth of the matter is that all species play an important role for the infrastructure.
- You need to know how the different species compliment each other. The truth of the matter is that some of the different species may be better at building nests.
“It can be easy to confuse bee species with wasps and hornets, but there are important differences. Not least of these is that most wasps and hornets are not pollinators.”