Bees do it
For about 100 fruits and vegetables, the honeybee is the vital, and sometimes only, pollinator. The top ten crops dependent on honeybees, ranked by value.
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1. Sweet cherries
More than 80 percent of sweet cherries grown in the United States depend on honeybees for pollination.
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