The positive role of insects in human life

The positive role of insects in human life

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Man has long used insects to obtain a number of valuable products. Beekeeping is an important branch of agriculture. Honeybees are bred in almost all countries of the world. There are many breeds of bees with different biological features. A person uses honey (processed into goiter nectar), wax, propolis, bee venom and beeswax. Bees are involved in pollination of crops (buckwheat, clover, sunflower, etc.). Sericulture is a very ancient branch of agriculture, originated in China, where domesticated silkworms have been domesticated for obtaining very fine silk. Later, the oak silkworm was domesticated in order to obtain a stronger silk – tskuchi. Insects are used to produce dyes and medicines. From the secretions of lacquer worms they receive natural varnish – shellac, and from dried dribbling beetles prepare a cantharidin drug. In recent decades, insects have been used as objects of biotechnology. For example, saprophagous insects are bred for processing bio-organic waste (manure, compost) in order to obtain biofertilizers and fodder protein. Other examples of the use of insects by humans are the breeding of phytophagous insects to control weeds, the breeding and use of insects for scientific and aesthetic purposes.


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The positive role of insects in human life