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World Bee Day 2021

May 20, 2021

Worker at hive entrance

World Bee Day 2021 is on Thursday, 20 May 2021. Bee Day celebrations raise awareness about the threats to pollinators like bees by human activities.
In December 2017 UN approved this day and the First World Bee Day was celebrated on Sunday, 20 May 2018. In the current year, the fourth observance of this event is taking place.

Why this date of World Bee Day?

On this date, 20 May, the pioneer of beekeeping Anton Janša was born in 1734 in Slovenia.

Purpose Of World Bee Day

The purpose of the bee day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.
The UN Member States approved the proposal of  Slovenia to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day in December 2017.

Theme of World Bee Day

World Bee Day theme 2021 is “Bee engaged: Build Back Better for Bees”
By this theme, United Nations focused upon the threats of protection posed by the COVID-19 to bees and other pollinators.

Worker at hive entrance

Worker at hive entrance

UN also urged upon bee-keeping awareness and the importance of bee derived products. This Theme of Bee Day 2021 provides a direction to all the celebrations of  World Bee Day 2021.


May 20, 2021
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