Bees and other pollinators finally have the place they deserve in view of their importance for the world and for humanity with the adoption of a resolution by the United Nations General Assembly last year and backed by Apimondia, the largest international beekeepers’ organization, declaring May 20 as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators. People will be reminded of the importance of bees for humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them.
According to the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) “Bees play a crucial role in increasing crop yields and promoting food security and nutrition. Without them, we could lose a variety of food such as potatoes, pepper, coffee, pumpkins, carrots, apples, almonds and tomatoes, just to name a few. In short, without bees, FAO cannot achieve a world without hunger. World Bee Day recognizes the importance of these tiny helpers and will increase awareness of the need to protect them.”
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purpose of which 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.