Bees contribute £651 million a year to the UK economy

Researchers at the University of Reading in 2015 estimated the overall value of bees as pollinators by examining how heavily food crops rely on bees to grow, and how much the sale of these crops contribute to the UK economy. They found that bees contribute £651 million to the UK economy a year, which is actually £150 million more than the Royal Family is estimated to bring in through tourism.