Let us celebrate our little pollinators this World Bee Day

Did you know 90% of the world’s flowering plant species, along with 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of agricultural land, depend on pollinators like bees? Very few people are aware of it or know how to take action about it. For everyone, there is no better time of the year to learn about the critical role the bees play in our ecosystems than World Bee Day, May 20.

World Bee Day on May 20 is especially dedicated to our bees. It aims to educate people about the importance of bees and how we can help save the hardest working insects from extinction.

Bees are increasingly under threat and are unable to survive without our support and possible intervention.

To ensure our awareness of the importance of bees, their contribution to sustainable development, and the threats they face, the United Nation designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

Bees – for life on earth

We all depend on bees, therefore it is crucial to take revolutionary steps aiming at the protection of bees on this planet.

The loss of bees could not only lower the availability of food crops, but also have a detrimental effect on the ecosystem health and biodiversity of this planet.

Ecosystem health

Bees keep our ecosystem in balance, and most of us have no idea that bees are providing us much more than just honey.

They deserve huge thanks for their work as perfect pollinators of the many plants that provide us with a variety of food, shelter, and clothes. Not only this, but they also regulate climatic conditions, clean the air, prevent soil erosion, and much more.

What they do is not only beneficial for humans, but also saves the lives of animals and plants. In fact, bees are a huge factor in sustaining the global economy.

Biodiversity

Biodiversity refers to the variety of plants, animals, and other organisms present on Earth. Many plant species are essential for the continuity of life on earth, and they, in turn, cannot survive without bees.

Bees are vital for the preservation of ecological balance and biodiversity in nature. They provide one of the most recognisable ecosystem services, which is what makes food production possible.

Food security

Pollinators like bees provide us with the security that we have sufficient food crops to sustain us. Bee pollination is responsible for the production of nearly two-thirds of Australia’s agricultural products.

They providing food to both humans and animals. The decline in their population would have a disastrous effect on our health and economy. To minimise the risk to our food security, we should minimise intensive farming, use of pesticides, and the destruction of their habitat.

Get involved and celebrate World Bee Day every year

We all need to act now. Use World Bee Day to promote the role of bees in sustaining diverse ecosystems, and strengthen the link between food security and biodiversity around the world for future generations by:

  • Planting a variety of native plants that mainly attract bees for pollination.
  • Buy only 100% Australian raw honey to enhance beekeeping practices.
  • Avoid using pesticides, herbicides, and fungicides.
  • Start your own awareness campaign to protect our forest ecosystems.
  • If you are a farmer, diversify crops as much as possible.
  • Raise awareness in your social circle by sharing this blog and the World Bee Day website – worldbeeday.org.au

By purchasing honey and bee products from Simply Honey, we guarantee you are directly supporting the Australian honey industry and our amazing hard-working Australian beekeepers.

Please visit our website for more information on our 100% Australian honey range of products, delivered to your home or business – www.simplyhoney.com.au

 

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