ALL ABOUT POLLINATORS Madelyn Morris, M.S. in Education APICULTURIST BOTANIST POLLINATOR VIDEO http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MQiszdkOwuU WHAT IS POLLINATION? POLLINATION WHY IS POLLINATION IMPORTANT? BEES: APIS There are 20,000 different kinds of bees! All bees are flying insects who collect pollen and nectar from flowers. Some bees have stingers, some don’t. Only one kind of bee makes honey: Apis mellifera. HONEYBEE GIFTS FROM THE HONEYBEES SCIENTISTS SAY THE BEES ARE IN TROUBLE! Bees get sick from too many pesticides in the environment. Bees don’t have enough habitat and different flowers to forage on. Bees suffer from different pests and diseases. WHAT CAN WE DO TO HELP THE BEES?