Honey bees are one of nature's best friends. Honey bees are pollinators, so where there are bees a-plenty, there are thriving plants producing healthy fruits and vegetables. Without the help of honey bees, specialty plants like almonds, berries and other fruits would see a dramatic decrease in productivity. According to the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the natural pollination of fruit and vegetable plants by bees brings an additional $15 billion in added crop value each year. Along with their pollination power, bees give us honey. And what's not to love about fresh, local honey from your own beehive each year? Bees also produce wax, which can be used to make soap and other products.