“In the end, we only conserve what we love, we only love what we understand, and we understand only what we are taught.”
Under the dabbled light of a subtropical forest, the sweet smell from the coffee blooms entices one of java’s smallest customers: the honeybee.
Honeybees are attracted to coffee flowers for their sugary, high-quality nectar. According to recent studies, visits from pollinators have been shown to increase coffee yields by as much as 50%.
Although bees are not required to pollinate Coffea arabica plants, they are valued on by coffee farmers for their positive impact on the crop uniformity and ability to create a great source of income through the sales of honey and combs.
Outside of the coffee fields and on our home soil, honeybees play a major role in the ecosystem and the economy. Currently 1/3 of…
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