We did some research today and found out which fruits and vegetables are pollinated by bees.
This is the list:
Apple,Blackberry, Blueberry, Cherry, Grape Kiwi, Lemon, Lime, Peach, Pear, Plum, Raspberry, Strawberry, Watermelon,
Beans, Chilli Pepper, Onion, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, Cabbage, Carrot, Cauliflower, Celery, Cucumber, Red and Green Peppers, Tomatoes,
Other Important Crops
Sunflowers and Cotton (also Flax)
There are less bees because of what people do.
People use insecticide to kill insects that are pests.
But insecticide kills bees too.
‘Overgrazing’ and building destroy the habitats where bees live.
We need bees, so that they can pollinate plants.
What would happen if there were no more bees?
Click here to see an interesting photograph!
Written and researched by Alexandra, Patrick, Stacey and Conor from 4th Class.