World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20 across the world. The day aims to recognise the importance of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem. It is observed mainly to raise public awareness about the importance of bees in maintaining biodiversity.
World Bee Day 2022: Theme
The World Bee Day 2022 theme is: “Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems.”
World Bee Day 2022: History
The United Nations decided to mark May 20 as World Bee Day to commemorate the birth anniversary of beekeeping pioneer Anton Jansa. The Government of Slovenia proposed the idea of celebrating May 20 as World Bee Day in 2016 with the support of Apimondia.
Slovenia’s proposal to mark the day as World Bee Day was approved by the UN Member States in 2017. The resolution called for the implementation of specific conservation measures and emphasised the importance of bee preservation and its importance to humanity. In 2018, World Bee Day was observed for the first time.