Honeybee (Apis Mellifera) (image) Uppsala University Caption The honeybee is of crucial importance for humanity. One third of our food is dependent on the pollination of fruits, nuts and vegetables by bees and other insects. Credit Matthew Webster Usage Restrictions May only be published in connection to reports about Matthew Webster's research. Photographer must be named. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.