Did You Say, World Bee Day?

So what exactly is World Bee Day and when is it? It is annually on May 20. It is a day to draw attention to the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. This day has been celebrated since 2018. The date of May 20 was selected as it was the birthday of Anton Jansa who came from a family of beekeepers in Slovenia. The Government of Slovenia led the UN General Assembly to declare May 20 as World Bee Day.

There are over 20,000 species of bees and various other wild pollinators, who face the loss of habitat, pesticide use, and climate change. It takes the nectar from 4 million flowers for a honey bee to make one kilo of honey. Do you want to help, consider buying honey and other hive products from local beekeepers or letting your lawn grow in May to provide wildflowers for bees and other pollinators.

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