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World Bee Day
May 20, 2020
“To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face, and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated May 20th as World Bee Day. The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems related to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries. We all depend on pollinators and it is, therefore, crucial to monitor their decline and halt the loss of biodiversity.” You can learn more here: https://www.un.org/en/observances/bee-day
Read how the recent travel restrictions and shutdowns have had both positive effects (reductions in pollution and increases in roadside habitats) and negative (effects pollination contract cancellations, research limitations) on bees and beekeepers: