World Bee Day
World Bee Day is held on May 20. On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734. This event in the second decade of the month May is annual. Help us
We have been celebrating this day since 2018, thanks to the efforts of the Government of Slovenia with the support of Apimondia, that led the UN General Assembly to declare 20 May as World Bee Day.
Almost 90% of wild plants and 75% of leading global crops depend on animal pollination. Bees can be found living in so many locations, some surprising. The reason bees are so noisy is because they beat their wings 11,400 times in one minute!
A bee produces a teaspoon of honey (about 5 grams) in her lifetime. All worker bees are female. The Honey Bee is the only insect that makes food man can eat.
We can all do our bit to help bees whether that’s in our gardens, balconies or windowsills. By observing World Bee Day each year, we can raise awareness on the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy, and on the many challenges they face today.
Similar holidays and events, festivals and interesting facts
International Virtual Assistants Day on May 19 (the third Friday in May);
World Endangered Species Day on May 19 (This environmental date is celebrated on the third Friday of May);
Bike-to-Work Day in United States on May 19 (is celebrated on the third Friday of May);
World Whisky Day on May 20 (Third Saturday of May);
World Dog Day on May 20 (started by The Vanderpump Dog Foundation in 2016. Celebrated on the third Saturday of May);
World Nordic Walking Day on May 20 (is a day of unified commemoration of the Nordic Walking Family around the world. It is for everyone, of all ages and abilities);
European Obesity Day on May 20 (Held on the third Saturday in May);
European Maritime Day on May 20 (European Council);
Volga River Day in Russia on May 20 (celebrated since 2008);
Energy Conservation Week in Ontario, Canada on May 21 (is about the power of collective action)