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Bees support the production of food and promote human well-being

A world without bees shall increase the burden of "hidden hunger." Hidden hunger is a condition that results from a low dietary intake of vitamins and micronutrients essential for good health and, optimal growth and development in children. Already, over one-third of Africa’s children suffer from hidden hunger. The main source of dietary vitamins and micronutrients essential for well-being are from fruits, leafy vegetables, legumes and nuts, many of which result from pollination by bees or other insects. A world without bees will increase the burden of hidden hunger if fruits and vegetables cannot develop due to failed pollination.

Rotten pumpkin flower that aborted due to no pollination.

Lack of bee pollination resulted in small pumpkins.

Adequate and timely pollination results in plenty of full-sized pumpkins.