World Bee Day is an annual event celebrated on May 20 in several countries worldwide. The day also marks the birth anniversary of Anton Jansa, the pioneer of beekeeping, who was born on May 20, 1734. World Bee Day was established by the United Nations to raise awareness about the importance of bees and other pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to biodiversity and food security. The UN Member States approved Slovenia’s proposal to proclaim May 20 as World Bee Day in December 2017. Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats, and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. World Bee Day 2024: Puns To Share And Raise Awareness About Importance Of Bees.

According to details by the UN, currently, species extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times higher than normal due to human impacts. Close to 35% of invertebrate pollinators, particularly bees and butterflies, and about 17% of vertebrate pollinators, such as bats, face extinction globally.

World Bee Day 2024 Date

World Bee Day 2024 will be observed on Monday, May 20.

World Bee Day 2024 Theme

The World Bee Day 2024 theme is 'Bee engaged with youth.' The theme emphasises the crucial role that young people play in tackling the challenges faced by bees and other pollinators. By involving youth in beekeeping and pollinator conservation, we recognise them as the future guardians of our environment.

World Bee Day Significance

Bees are among the most efficient pollinators, playing a crucial role in the reproduction of many flowering plants. World Bee Day is an important global event that aims to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem. The day calls for collective efforts to protect bees and their habitats through sustainable agricultural practices and policies that support biodiversity.

The international event highlights the importance of protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminating hunger in developing countries.

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