Bees are known for their role in plant pollination and, in the most famous species, the honey bee, with the creation of honey and wax.
About 20,000 species of bees are known to be distributed between 7 and 9 families, but the number of bees is unknown.
They occur on all continents except Antarctica, in all places where there are insect-pollinated plants.
Some species of bees, including honey, bees, and bees live in colonies.
Bees are adapted for feeding with nectar (source of energy) and pollen (source of proteins and other nutrients).
Most of the pollen is used to feed the larvae.
Bee pollination is important for both ecosystems and agriculture, and the reduction in wild bees increases the importance of pollination by specially breeding honey bees.