The extraordinary honey bee and its impact on the food we eat

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The humble honey bee is responsible for much more than the honey drizzled on our crumpets or porridge. From almonds to avocados to macadamias, honey bees are vital for the pollination and production of many of our favourite foods. Honey bees also contribute to the meat we eat with some livestock feed crops dependent on pollination. One third of Australian food that ends up on our plate is dependent on honey bee pollination. This snapshot highlights the importance of our honey bees and provides a breakdown on the produce that relies on honey bees for the pollination of crops.

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