The story of honey is older than history itself and we know it's been used for food, medicine and more by cultures all over the world since.

Honey is a natural product made from bees — one of our planet's most important insect. Honeybees visit millions of blossoms, making pollination of plants possible.

Lucky for us, bees make more honey than their colony needs, and beekeepers remove the excess and bottle it. Just like they've been doing since the beginning of time.

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Everyone knows honey bees make honey, but their contributions hardly end there. Although other insects can pollinate plants, honey bees are premier pollinators because they are available throughout the growing season and pollinate a wide range of crops, including almonds, apples, avocados, pears, and cucumbers to name a few.

In fact, about one-third of the U.S. diet is derived from insect-pollinated plants and honey bees are responsible for an impressive 80 percent of that process.

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