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13 Ways You Depend On Bees Every Single Day

Bees are responsible for more than you think. For more information on how to help, check out Burt's Bees "Bring Back The Bees" campaign now.

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1. Extra Guac? Forget about it.

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Believe it or not, bees pollinate 70 of the roughly 100 crop species that feed 90% of the world! That means that more than half of the foods we find in our local grocery stores could not exist without bees. Even avocados are on that list.

5. Even some medicine wouldn't exist without them.

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Royal jelly is a substance produced by honey bees and is an ingredient in many vitamins and medicines we use every day for ailments like asthma, hay fever, and insomnia.

8. Even some string instruments wouldn't be able to live in a bee-less world.

The glue-like substance propolis is used by bees to repair their hives. It is also used as a varnish on many string instruments, including violins!

And even lip balm needs bees!

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Without bees, our entire world would change. Burt's Bees wants to plant 1 billion wildflower seeds to help #BringBackTheBees. For more information on how to help check out BurtsBees.com.

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