When most people hear bees buzzing around their garden, or even hear the word bee, they start to panic. The reason for this is rather simple, people are afraid that they will be getting stung. Since many people can't look past this fear of getting stung, they really don't stop and think about the benefits of bees. Believe it or not there are actually several benefits that you get from having bees around your garden. Before you get rid of those bees, make sure that you at least know w hat some of the benefits are before you take any action.
- Major propagator. Bees are one of the most influential and important propagators in the world. In fact, bees are responsible for helping 80 percent of all flowers, and 75 percent of the fruit, nuts, and other plants that you can find on the planet. Considering that bees can travel up to two miles away from their hive, this means that the bees can potentially help all the plant life within that two mile radius to reproduce, and thus also allowing the plants to stay healthy. As a major propagator, using bees in a closed environment can help you to create a new breed or hybrid version of plants.
- Pollen. Beyond helping plants to reproduce, pollen has several other benefits as well. Pollen is a great source of protein, and in fact it could be argued that you can find a more concentrated form of protein in bee pollen than you can in most animal meat. If you take a pollen supplement (which can be purchased at most health food stores) in addition to getting your protein (without the risk of saturated fats) you can also get vitamins A, B complex, C, D, E, selenium, and lecithin.
- Drive off other pests. If you have bees in your garden, then chances are really good that you won't have problems with other stinging pests. For example, wasps generally don't get along all that well with bees. This means that if you have some bees at least within a yard or two of your home then the chances of you having wasps anywhere near you are very limited.
- Honey! Perhaps the single greatest benefit from bees is honey. Honey is something that simply tastes fantastic, and can go great with just about everything that you want to eat or drink. In addition, honey can also be used to make things like mead (which is a fairly tasty alcoholic beverage). For years honey has also been used for other non-edible means as well, such as using honey as a form of lip balm, an ingredient for facials, removing parasites, and many more.
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