Bees have a particular way of operating and their role in the natural cycle of life is paramount. Find out more about these little bees who do giant job...
Nature is well formed, but it sometimes needs help. Thus, in order to reproduce, most flowers need pollen from their stamens to be deposited on the pistil of another flower of the same species.
They could wait for the action of the wind to do the job, but to multiply their chances to be fertilized a hundredfold, these plants have developed a very effective ploy: they release a little nectar to attract insects, which, when plunging into the flowers, become covered in fertilizing pollen and transport it from one flower to another.
Today, out of 100 of the most cultivated food plant species in the world, 71 are pollinated only by bees.