Your garden, your grocery store, your refrigerator and your favorite restaurant are filled with ingredients and foods that honey bees pollinate. In fact, honey bee pollination is required for the commercial production of many of these crops. Without honey bee pollination, our meals would be way less colorful. No guacamole for taco tuesday, no orange juice for breakfast and no almond butter sandwiches for lunch.
The Beekeeper’s Handbook developed this list of commercial crops that require honey bee pollination. See a lot of fruits, vegetables, nuts and spices that you love? Thank a honey bee! Without honey bees we would no longer have widespread availability of the following foods and ingredients.