Every year on May 20, we celebrate World Bee Day 🐝🌎. It's time to make a noise and raise awareness about the plight of bees!
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Also, you will have the ability to donate additional funds at checkout. All donations go to Bee City Canada and Bee City USA.
What is World Bee Day?
World Bee Day is an initiative set forward to the United Nations by Slovenia to raise awareness and celebrate bees internationally.
It took Slovenia three years to achieve this, and, on December 20, 2017, The United Nations announced the approval of international World Bee Day.
How to Celebrate World Bee Day?
There is no correct way to celebrate World Bee Day other than to raise awareness. Use this day to highlight the issues bees face and what we can do to help.
The easiest way to do this is to use your social channels to get the message out! It doesn't matter how many followers you have, make some noise, and start the conversation.
If you're not sure what to say, we have put together a series of social media posts you can share on your timeline. You can download the content here.
These are some hashtags you might want to use:
#savethebees #worldbeeday #worldbeeday2020 #worldbeedayinitiative #saveourpollinators #beeresponsible #sustainablefarming #pesticidefree
Make sure to tag the official World Bee Day account @wbeeday on Instagram and @worldbeeday on Facebook.
Official World Bee Day Website and Social Media:
Raising awareness is not enough. We need people to take action. If you want to make a change, start by taking control of the environment around you.
Do you have a bee-friendly garden?
Does your garden have safe spaces for bees and insects to nest and thrive?
If you live in an apartment block, find a local garden co-op or park where you can volunteer to help grow native plants for bees and other pollinators.
Education is Key
Shouting and protesting doesn't change the world. To make an impact, start small and improve the environment around you. Visit your neighbors, teach them about the importance of growing a garden, and offer to help if needed.
Educate yourself about the importance of bees and volunteer at schools and universities to talk to students about how they can help pollinators.
We have included a list of resources below that you could use to put together an educational talk about the importance of bees and the challenges they face.
These may seem like small things, but by making suburbs and urban areas more pollinator-friendly, we increase their chance of survival.
Educational Resources for Bees
Here are links to some great educational resources for bees:
Bee City Canada Resources
Bee City USA Resources
Official World Bee Day Website
Key facts about Europe's honey market from the European Union
Get Involved from World Bee Day Official
Infographic - How You Can Help Save the Bees
Infographic - 10 Questions You Can Ask Your Local Council