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Bees may be small, but don’t underestimate their importance. Of the 100 crop species which provide approximately 90% of food worldwide, 71 are dependent on pollination by bees, of which there are a variety of species. Although pinpointing their financial value to agriculture is tricky, it has been estimated that the pollination of crops by bees is worth between $37 and $91 billion annually. Consider that next time you eat, well, almost anything.