World Bee Day History
World Bee Day is an observance dedicated to raising awareness about the role of bees and to celebrate their contribution to the global food chain. This day highlights the significance of protecting bees for the benefit of future generations, while bringing attention to the increasing threats faced by bees due to habitat loss, pesticides, and climate change.
Initially proposed by Slovenia, this celebration was officially declared by the United Nations General Assembly in 2017. The date chosen, May 20, pays tribute to the birthdate of Anton Janša, a pioneering 18th-century Slovenian apiculturist who is considered the father of modern beekeeping. This event reflects the collaborative efforts of governments, NGOs, and individuals to promote sustainable practices in agriculture, horticulture, and related fields.
People in the United Kingdom and around the world participate in World Bee Day by attending conferences, community events, and educational programmes. Activities may include workshops on beekeeping, the planting of bee-friendly gardens, and advocacy initiatives to increase sustainable farming practices. World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20th each year to appreciate the indispensable role played by bees in our daily lives.
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