Mason Bee
A mason bee visiting a flower. (photo by Louise Lynch)
Plant and pollinator have been working and evolving together for millions of years.  With the help of a pollinator, plants can reproduce.  For some plants, the resulting process produces many of the foods we eat.  Apart from honey by honey bees, pollinators give us other foods such as apples, tomatoes, pumpkins, melons, and many many more.  For every meal you have, thank a pollinator, one out of every three bites of food you take is due to the work of a pollinator.  The vast majority of pollinators are insects, and without the large numbers of them pollinating much of the food we enjoy everyday would not be possible without them.