World Bee Day – 16th May 2021

World Bee Day

This Thursday (20th of May) is World Bee Day – designated by the UN to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development.

Bees and other pollinators are increasingly under threat from human activities. Pollination is , however, crucial for the survival of our ecosystems. Close to 35% of invertebrate pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies face extinction globally.

More information is available here:

What can we, as individuals, do to help?

• plant a diverse set of native plants, which flower at different times of the year;
• buy raw honey from local farmers;
• buy products from sustainable agricultural practices;
• avoid pesticides, fungicides or herbicides in our gardens;
• protect wild bee colonies when possible;
• sponsor a hive;
• make a bee water fountain by leaving a water bowl outside;
raise awareness around us by sharing this information within our communities and networks; The decline of bees affects us all!