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World Bee Day

May 20 All day

World Bee Day

World Bee Day is an annual observance held on May 20th to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators for the health of ecosystems and human food supplies. The United Nations designated May 20th as World Bee Day in December 2017, following a proposal by Slovenia, in recognition of the birthday of Anton Janša, a pioneer in modern beekeeping.

World Bee Day aims to highlight the critical role that bees play in pollinating plants and crops, which is essential for food production and biodiversity. Bees are responsible for pollinating a significant portion of the world’s food crops, including fruits, vegetables, nuts, and seeds. Without bees and other pollinators, many of these crops would not be able to reproduce, leading to a decline in food availability and biodiversity.

On World Bee Day, people around the world are encouraged to take action to protect bees and other pollinators. This may include planting bee-friendly flowers and plants, avoiding the use of pesticides and chemicals that harm bees, supporting local beekeepers, and raising awareness about the importance of bees and pollinators in ecosystems.

World Bee Day is an opportunity to celebrate the vital role of bees in sustaining life on Earth and to promote efforts to protect and conserve these important pollinators for future generations.

Ways To Celebrate World Bee Day

If you’re looking to celebrate World Bee Day there are various ways in which you can do this. The main aim is to support the bee population and one of our favourite ways of doing that is to plant some bee friendly plants in the garden.

  1. Plant Bee-Friendly Flowers: Create a bee-friendly garden by planting flowers and plants that attract bees. Choose a variety of native flowers with different colours, shapes, and blooming times to provide food for bees throughout the year.
  2. Support Local Beekeepers: Purchase honey and other bee products from local beekeepers to support their efforts in bee conservation and sustainable beekeeping practices. You can also visit local bee farms and learn more about beekeeping.
  3. Educate Yourself and Others: Take the time to learn more about bees and their crucial role in pollination and food production. Share information with friends, family, and your community about the importance of bees and ways to protect them.
  4. Create Bee Habitats: Set up bee habitats in your garden or community, such as bee hotels or nesting boxes, to provide shelter for solitary bees and other pollinators.
  5. Avoid Harmful Chemicals: Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and other chemicals in your garden or yard that can harm bees and other beneficial insects. Instead, opt for natural and organic gardening methods to create a bee-friendly environment.
  6. Participate in Bee-Related Activities: Join local events, workshops, and activities organised for World Bee Day. This could include beekeeping demonstrations, honey tasting events, or educational talks about bees and pollination.
  7. Volunteer for Bee Conservation: Get involved in bee conservation efforts by volunteering with local environmental organisations or beekeeping associations. Help plant wildflowers, monitor bee populations, or participate in habitat restoration projects.
  8. Spread Awareness on Social Media: Use social media platforms to share facts, photos, and resources about bees and World Bee Day. Use hashtags such as #WorldBeeDay and #SaveTheBees to join the global conversation about bee conservation.

Fun World Bee Day Products

There are so many fun bee related products that you can get to not only share your pride in bees but help contribute to their eco-system. Planting Lavender is a great way to support the bees. Take a look at some of the fun bee related products below.

Sous Chef

Sous Chef products are quite frankly amazing, we love them and they have so much to offer it’s unreal. If you’re looking for top quality products, Sous Chef is the place to go. We decided to take a look at their range for Bee Day and weren’t disappointed.

Take a look at their amazing, Stuart Gardiner’s ‘Bee Friendly’ tea towel which is 100% designed and manufactured in the United Kingdom. Plus it’s 100% organic cotton, making sure the bees are looked after is the goal.

Sous Chef also have an amazing Nordicware Beehive Cakelet Pan for the people who love to bake and want to make something bee related. We love this pan, it’s strong, looks amazing and makes great cakes!

Sous Chef Bee Products

Nature’s Haven Easy Wildflowers Shady Mix

There’s nothing better than helping out the bees than by planting some amazing flowers that they can gain from. If you have a shaded area in the garden this easy wildflowers shady mix is the perfect solution to growing some stunning flowers they’re bound to love.

You can also plant some beautiful flowers in hanging baskets such as these Petunia Sophistica Lime Bicolour Seeds which will not only look amazing but be the perfect source for a bee to use. Unwins have so many amazing flowers that you can grow at home, check them out for more ideas to help the bees!

Honey Recipes

If you’re looking for fun recipes that include honey take a look at the ones we’ve found below and let us know if you make any of them!