Posted by Anais Rucojevic on


We all know the importance of bees for our ecosystem. They are one of the most important pollinators! 80% of the cultivations depend on their action and a lot of species rely on food coming from plant varieties that need pollinating.

They contribute directly to food security, but also to conserving biodiversity.

If the bees were to be extinct, it would be a disaster for the Earth.

This is why the United Nations gathered and decided to proclaim May 20th to be the World Bee Day to raise awareness about the bees’ situation.

Why May 20th? This is Anton Janša's birthday, the pioneer of modern beekeeping techniques, a Slovene man known for praising the bees and their ability to work so hard.

Today (05/20/21) is the 4th year since the creation of the World Bee Day.

Their goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees, contributing to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminating hunger in developing countries. For more informations, you can check the United Nations website here.

This objective is huge, but I’m sure we can go somewhere if we all contribute a little.



So now, you’re wondering how to help? Don’t worry, I got you~


Here is a little list of examples:

✿ planting a diverse set of native plants in your garden or on your balcony (even better if different flowers bloom at different times of the year!)
✿ buying raw honey from local farmers
✿ buying products from sustainable agricultural practices
✿ avoiding pesticides, fungicides or herbicides in your garden
✿ protecting wild bee colonies when possible
✿ sponsoring a hive (hey, that’s Honey Gokko’s goal! :D)
✿ leaving a water bowl outside, indispensable for the bees after a full day of buzzing
✿ helping sustaining forest ecosystems
✿ raising awareness around you


Brioche - Honey Gokko 's mascot - is thankful for the attention you're giving to bees 🐝 ♡


Happy bee-day to her and her big familly~ !

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