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Lately, the concerns about bees being endangered have become widely noted among people all over the world, but how to take action about it has become scarce in this age. That’s why World Bee Day exists to educate people about the importance of bees and how they can help preserve them for the sake of the future. If you want to help save these fuzzy insects from extinction, then read down below to learn more about what World Bee Day is about!

History of World Bee Day

World Bee Day corresponds with an important influencer in the pioneering of beekeeping. Anton Janša, who in the 18th century pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in his native Slovenia, was one of the first people to help bring about the importance of bees in the world environment. Since then, beekeeping has become a vital necessity in the world’s ecosystems and economic systems. However, not many people realize the importance of bees or know how to help save the bees, which led to the announcement of World Bee Day through the United Nations.

The United Nations designated World Bee Day to raise awareness of the importance of bees. Because bees are under a continuous threat from human activity, which includes the introduction of invasive insects, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices, have continuously been destroying bee colonies over time. World Bee Day helps educate people about the importance of bees and what they do for the environment, which includes how they help grow 90% of the world’s wildflower plants, 35% of the world’s crops depend on bees to grow, and help build ecosystems all over the world. With these statistics, the United Nations has created various programs all over the world to increase awareness of protecting bees and what you can do to help this cause.

How to Celebrate World Bee Day

If you’re looking for a way to help raise awareness of bee endangerment, then share and spread the news about World Bee Day through social media. Hashtag #WorldBeeDay and post about bees so your friends can see. If you’re wanting to do more, find a charity that goes towards bee conservation and donates through there. Start a garden and place in a wide arrangement of fruits, vegetables, and flowers that you know bees would like. Looking to be more proactive about how you purchase your food? Go to a local beekeeper and purchase honey from them.