This report provides examples of wholesale nurseries, retailers and institutions that are responding to consumer demand to protect bees.
Bees are essential in producing one out of every three bites of food we eat. In fact, 71 of the 100 crops that provide 90 percent of the world’s food—from almonds to tomatoes and strawberries—are pollinated by bees and honeybees, contribute nearly $20 billion to the U.S. economy and $217 billion to the global economy.
Two-thirds of the food crops humans eat every day require bees and other pollinators to successfully produce a crop. However, the health and productivity of honey bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators are in great peril, and populations are dwindling worldwide.