The UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day, It aims to raise awareness of the important role of bees, the threats they face and their contribution to global sustainable development. Bees are key for conserving biodiversity according to the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
The absence of an appropriate habitat for bees could lead to a continuous decline in pollination. Honey bee provide us with a great source of natural food, but it also plays a critical role as a commercial pollinator in the agriculture and horticulture sectors.
The importance of preserving bees and other pollinators will be drawn to the global public, on this day every year. It was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.
Image source & credits: Honey Bee Preservation Org