What is the economic importance of honey bees?

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  1. From the bees, we get honey. It is partly digested mixture of nectar and pollen. It is regurgitated by honey bees. Honey has a food value so also medicinal value. It is used as a laxative and as antiseptics.
  2. From the bees, we get bee wax. It is used to manufacture cosmetics, face creams, paints and polishes, ointments, etc.
  3. The venom of bees is used in the treatment of arthritis and snake bite.
  4. The bees are the chief pollinators. They perform cross pollination, leading to an increase in yielding of plant products due to hybridization.
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