The honeybee was designated the state
Insect of Mississippi in 1980.
Bee pollination is critical to plant and human survival - beeswax
and honey are just surplus gifts from this tiny wonder of nature.
The plant world expends a lot of energy attracting bees and other
insects with brilliantly colored flowers and sweet nectar (nectar
is produced solely to attract pollinating insects).
The honeybee is recognized as an official state symbol in seventeen
states, primarilly because honeybees play such an important role