What do bees do?

What do bees do?

Bees are very important to the world.  There are over 20,000 species of bees and they live on every continent, except for Antarctica.  They help to pollinate flowers and are essential to life on earth, since their pollination helps the flowers turn into fruit.

Humans have been keeping bees for thousands of years since some types of bees create honey and beeswax.  Different types of honey get their unique taste based on the flowers which bees feed on.  Some examples of honey varieties include wildflower (good for helping with allergies), sourwood, clover, orange blossom, basswood, tupelo, and more.

Bigsbee and Mason are two bee friends in The Core Mystery.

Our friend Bigsbee is a bumble bee.  He helps to pollinate the orchard so that flowers will bloom and fruit.

His buddy Mason is a mason bee.  He likes to use mud to build his home, like a mason.


Read more about the importance of bees in this New York Times article featuring Sandee Freese and her husband Jim: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/08/21/science/bees-pollination-farming.html