Honey bees are among nature's most exceptional creatures. These social insects live in bee colonies numbering 40,000-fifty,000 bees; the social structure of a bee colony is exactly defined, with each bee acting completely within the interest of the colony. Bees are vital in the pollination of plants; because they pollinate food crops, bees are instrumental in the production of as abundant as thirty p.c of the food supply in the United States.
And bees turn out honey, which is consumed by humans and different animals round the world. Bees are raised commercially for various reasons, however primarily for the honey that they produce. Honey is not an important food for humans, however as a sweetener it's healthier than sugar, and as a food additive it adds flavor to everything from pumpkin soup to barbecue sauce. We tend to even use honey for medicinal purposes.