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The Importance of World Bee Day

by | May 18, 2024 | UKVS Blog | 0 comments

 
What is World Bee Day?

World Bee Day is celebrated every year on 20th of May. This worldwide event serves as a reminder of the important role of bees in our ecosystem. This is also the best time to highlight the ways of how we can preserve and protect them.

Why Bees Are Important

Despite their small size, bees have a huge contribution to our planet. How? Bees pollinate different kinds of plants. These cute little creatures collect nectar and pollen from flowers to feed themselves and their colonies. They transfer pollen grains from one flower to another, starting the process of pollination.

 

But what exactly is pollination? Pollination is the process of pollen being transferred from one plant to another. This transfer enables fertilisation and the production of new plants. These plants will then grow and support other insects, birds and other animals, giving them shelter and food. That’s why bees, and other pollinators, are very important to our environment.

And did you know that approximately one-third of the world’s food crops depend on pollinators like bees? Without them, many of our favourite foods will become scarce or worse, disappear altogether.

 

Why World Bee Day Is Celebrated

World Bee Day was established in the year 2017 by the United Nations to raise awareness of the importance of not just bees, but also other pollinators. The date of May 20th was specially chosen to coincide with the birthday of Anton Janša, who was a pioneer of modern beekeeping. Anton is also known as one of the fathers of modern beekeeping.

 

 

Celebrating World Bee Day gives an opportunity to highlight ways to protect bees and their habitats. These ways include planting bee-friendly gardens, supporting local beekeepers, and advocating for policies that protect pollinators. It is also a day for raising awareness about the dangers posed by habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change.

No matter who you are, we can all play a part in ensuring the safety and well-being of bees. Whether you’re a farmer, a gardener, a student, or just someone who enjoys honey, we can all help to contribute to secure the safety and protection of bees.

So today, let’s take a moment to appreciate the bees and all that they do for us.

Happy World Bee Day!

 

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