Like every year World Bee Day 2020 will be celebrated on May 20.
Bees and other pollinators like butterflies , mosquitoes, lepidopterans, moths birds, bats are gradually under the global threat of extinction due to human activities. According to experts, the survival of our ecosystem is largely dependent on the fundamental process of pollination. Most of the flowering plant species either entirely or partly are dependent on animal pollination. Not only that but pollinators also contribute towards food security and conserving biodiversity.
Hence to raise awareness about the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, World Bee Day is celebrated.
World Bee Day 2020 seeks to strengthen the measures to protect bees and other pollinators like every year. According to United Nations guidelines, World Bee Day aims at significantly contributing to solving problems related to the global food supply chain and eliminate hunger in developing countries.
World Bee Day 2020 theme is “Save the Bees” according to the UN. In addition to emphasizing the protection of bees and other pollinators, it also aims at protecting the natural habitat of pollinators.
Why this date and purpose of World Bee Day?
On May 20, the pioneer of beekeeping Anton Jansa was born in 1734 in Slovenia hence every year this year is celebrated as World Bee Day. Approved by the United Nations, in December 2017, the first World Bee Day was celebrated on Sunday, May 20, 2018. The purpose of the first Bee Day was to acknowledge the role of bees in the ecosystem.
How is World Bee Day celebrated?
The World Bee Day is celebrated with much desire and enthusiasm around the world. A lot of organisations come together to conduct activities, workshops, and programmes which talk about the importance of the World Bee Day. Charity events are also conducted so that people can contribute towards preserving the species. But against the backdrop of this year’s coronavirus pandemic, public events for World Bee Day 2020 will not be organized.