World Bee Day

Hi 2BEEs, did you know that today, May 20, is World Bee Day?

In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly recognized May 20 as World Bee Day.

The date was chosen because it was the birthday of beekeeping pioneer Anton Jansa. Anton was a modern beekeeper for his time, born in the early 1700s, and is credited with changing the shape and size of the hive to allow for stacking. Stacked hives are how most beekeepers continue to maintain multiple hives today. Recognizing early on the vital role that bees play in our ecosystem, and possibly ignoring their relevance and importance, ongoing efforts over the centuries have raised awareness of the critical roles of the bee population in our environment and general health.

The relationship between the bees needed and the amount they produce makes it clear that we need a lot of bees. Therefore, World Bee Day is celebrated to give thanks to the bee population and how it will take a global effort to stop the decline and make them a thriving species again.

From 2BEE we encourage you to dress in black and yellow today and to talk with other people about the importance of bees for our environmental health. 

Together we can help build a better world and become aware of the importance of our dear polarizing friends!! 🐝👏🐝🌎

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