How bees make the holidays better

Factsheet to help celebrate bees gifts for the holidays

As family and friends gather this holiday season, it’s important to reflect on the many contributions bees make to hearty end-of-year feasts and thriving ecosystems. Bees face a number of challenges and many bee species are in decline, despite their important role in nature. In this fact sheet, we review not only the many dishes that rely on bees, but also ways you can help save these vital pollinators.

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Holiday celebrations with bees

Many holiday favorites wouldn’t be the same without bees. Some dishes would even lose their namesake ingredients, such as the apple in apple pie. Below is a list of classic holiday dishes that have ingredients pollinated by native bees and honey bees. 

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