The First World Bee Day

Did you know? Bees are the only insects in the world that make food people can eat.

Did you know? To make 1kg of honey, a bee must visit 4 million flowers and fly 4 times the distance around the world.

There are many ways bees help the environment and enrich human life. But did you know these little insects are also powerful partners in achieving the United Nations (UN) Sustainable Development Goals?

By acting as pollinators, bees promote biodiversity (Sustainable Development Goal 15), fight hunger (Sustainable Development Goal 2), they provide jobs (Sustainable Development Goal 8) in agriculture (and other sectors) and help advancing no poverty (Sustainable Development Goal 1). They maintain balance in our ecosystems, but these little helpers are under pressure from a variety of forces.

On the 20th December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20th May as World Bee Day. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, with the aim to raise public awareness and attention around the world to the importance of protecting and preserving bees and other pollinators.

You can help them by planting more pollen and nectar rich flowers, and by NOT using pesticides. Please use this link World Bee Day to see how you can help protect our bees.

(Source: World Bee Day)

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