COVID-19 and World Bee Day
Due to the social distancing requirements in place to help stop the spread of the global pandemic, all 2020 World Bee Day event listings must be compliant with the current restrictions and health recommendations. We are encouraging World Bee Day Events this year to be online or virtual events wherever possible.
Let’s celebrate together, raise awareness and do something good for bees.
The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Simply proclaiming World Bee Day does not do much for bees and other pollinators; the main work of safeguarding their existence still needs to be undertaken. World Bee Day is an excellent opportunity to put bees at the centre of the national conversation for a day and encourage actions that create more bee-friendly landscapes.
Beekeepers and nature conservationists are united in encouraging improved conditions for bees to build pollination security and to safeguard our food security.
Join us in celebrating World Bee Day – 20th May 2020
Jeff is the Apimondia President, and explains the bees waggle.
Slovenia proposed that the United Nations (UN) proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day. On 20 December 2017, following three years of efforts at the international level, the UN Member States unanimously approved Slovenia’s proposal, thus proclaiming 20 May as World Bee Day.
The purpose of the www.worldbeeday.org website is to present the initiative and its implementation, raise awareness of the importance of bees and beekeeping, inform the public of major beekeeping events around the world and celebrate World Bee Day.