As the world’s most important pollinator, honeybees play a huge role in agriculture. They not only give us honey but also pollinate about 80% of the world’s plants, including around 100 food crops. In fact, you can thank honeybees for one out of every three bites of food you take each day. Scroll through the slideshow to learn nine fascinating facts about nature’s most essential insect.

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Honeybees can fly at a speed of around 15 miles per hour and beat their wings about 200 times each second.

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