Wild bees are as important to our garden and food diversity as European honeybees.
Recent research confirms wild bees are major contributors to pollination, and they are also dying in record numbers. Wild bees are pollinators that keep plants genetically-diverse while plants produce vegetables and fruits we enjoy eating.
Did you know wild bees pollinate tomatoes and peppers?
Butterflies are also part of the pollination cycle, moving pollen as they flit around flowers. Although they don't make honey, wild bees have a major part keeping our environment healthy, and delicious.