World Bee Day

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World Bee Day is celebrated every year on 20 May across the world.

  • The day is observed to raise awareness about the essential roles played by bees in supporting people and the environment.

  • Bees are known to be one of the hardest working organisms on the planet and bring immense benefits to the people and the natural ecosystem around them.

  • Bees carry pollen grains from flower to flower and help with the production of fruits, nuts and seeds, which contribute significantly to food security and nutrition.

  • Theme of the year 2022

  • ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’.

  • It is organised by the Food and Agriculture Organisation (FAO). 

  • The event will focus on highlighting the importance of honeybees and sustainable beekeeping systems.

  • History and Significance of the day

  • World Bee Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Slovenian beekeeper Anton Jansa, the pioneer of modern beekeeping.

  • He was born on 20 May 1734.

  • In 2016, Slovenia proposed celebrating World Bee Day on 20 May each year.

  • The first World Bee Day was observed on 20 May 2018.

  • Bees play a major role in maintaining the balance between humans, plants, animals and the environment.

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