Why Are Bees So Important?
In total there are 100 species of bees in the world, with only 9 species of honeybee. Sadly many of these species are at risk, largely due to global warming as most bees are not designed to maintain extreme temperature changes. The Wellington Place honeybees are Apis Mellifera bees which are the most common type of bee on the planet.
Protecting bees is extremely important because not only are they vital for our survival but also the dynamic ecosystem that they are part of. It’s important to think of bees as part of a complex system where all of the plants, animals, bacteria, fungi, protista and even viruses live in an integrated ecosystem, if one part has an issue it can throw the whole system out of balance.