On May 20, we celebrate World Bee Day, established by the United Nations on the initiative of Slovenia. This day aims to emphasize the importance of bees for obtaining food and to draw attention to the numerous threats they face in today’s world.
About 20,000 species of wild bees live on earth. They are insects that are very hardworking and useful. To produce 1 kilogram of honey, bees have to sit on flowers up to 4 million times. They were valued in ancient times. The Babylonians and the Egyptians took care of their breeding.
Unfortunately, the 21st century brought many problems for bees, as well as their depopulation. Their holiday is a good opportunity to think about how to help these insects and what actions to take to improve their situation.
Let us appreciate their work and remember these beneficial insects every day!