Globe recognizes World Honey Bee Day

Posted at 2:46 PM, Aug 17, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-17 17:46:35-04

Saturday marks World Honey Bee Day, an international celebration of the tiny insects.

The day recognizes the contributions of the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend to their hives.

Bee pollination helps plants around the globe to reproduce, many that humans rely on for consumption.

According to the USDA, Honey Bees pollinate more than 100 crops grown commercially in North America.

Bees are being recognized for the honey they produce but also for their agricultural importance.

The Bumble Bee was listed as an endangered species in 2017 after its population plummeted almost 90 percent in two decades.