Re: Importance of Honeybees
Bees are a bigger industry than the $40-billion-dollar+ poultry industry? I would like to see where those figures came from.
Originally Posted by mathesonequip
EDIT: From a reference on Karen Rennich's blog on Beeinformed.org
About a third of our foods (some 100 key crops) rely on these insects, including apples, nuts, all the favorite summer fruits (like blueberries and strawberries), alfalfa (which cows eat), and guar bean (used in all kinds of products). In total, bees contribute more than $15 billion to U.S. crop production, hardly small potatoes.
Last edited by Nabber86; 11-24-2014 at 12:45 PM.
Honey Badger Don't Care ಠ_ಠ ~=[,,_,,]:3