World Bee Day - 20 May 2021

 

On 20 December 2017, following three years of efforts at the international level, the UN Member States unanimously approved Slovenia’s proposal of creating a Bee Day, thus proclaiming 20 May as World Bee Day. 

The purpose of the www.worldbeeday.org website is to present the initiative and its implementation, raise awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping, inform the public of major beekeeping events around the world and celebrate World Bee Day.

The Importance of Bees

In addition to being one of the major pollinators, thus ensuring food and food security, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, bees significantly contribute to the mitigation of climate change and environmental conservation. 

The Current State of Bees

Bees are becoming increasingly endangered. The number of reported bee species has dropped 25% from the 1990s. Reasons for this include mites, disease, pesticides, urbanisation, climate change and the global trade in low-quality honey.

What you can do

Everyone can contribute to the preservation of bees, here are just some ideas:

  • Plant nectar-bearing flowers
  • Buy honey and other hive products
  • Raise awareness
  • Avoid pesiticides
  • Sponsor a hive
  • Protect wild bee colonies

What are your tips for saving the bees?

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