World Bee Day 2022: Theme
The theme of this year’s World Bee Day is “Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems”.
World Bee Day: History
May 20 is World Bee Day, the United Nations has decided to mark the birthday of Anton Jansz, the founder of beekeeping. In 2016, the Slovenian government came up with the idea of celebrating May 20 as World Bee Day.
Slovenia’s proposal to observe World Bee Day in 2017 has been approved by UN member states. The resolution called for the implementation of special protection measures for bees and emphasized the importance of bee conservation and hence the benefit to mankind. In 2018, World Bee Day was celebrated for the first time.
World Bee Day: Significance
Bees play an important role in maintaining the balance of humans, plants, animals and the environment. Without bees, there would be food shortages and a large portion of the population would starve to death. Bees pollinate and help increase agricultural production around the world. World Bee Day is celebrated to raise awareness about the threats posed by bees to human intervention and to recognize the importance of bees in our biodiversity.
World Bee Day: Celebration
People around the world are celebrating World Bee Day with great enthusiasm. Many organizations are collaborating to organize events and workshops highlighting the importance of World Bee Day. Various charitable activities are being carried out to protect the bees and to promote beekeeping
Interesting facts about bees:
– Bees flutter their wings 11,400 times a minute, which is why bees make so much noise.
– Bees can fly at speeds of up to 20 miles per hour.
– Bees have 5 eyes and 6 legs.
– Bees have been part of the habitat for about 30 million years.