World Bee Day

World Bee Day

May 20th marks an occasion dear to nature lovers: World Bee Day. Established by the United Nations in 2018, this annual event highlights the crucial role bees play in our ecosystem. From the golden sweetness of honey drizzled on our morning toast to the vibrant bounty of fruits and vegetables on our tables, bees are the quiet orchestrators of a thriving and diverse food supply. 

Why Are These Tiny Creatures So Monumental?

Bees are the unsung heroes of pollination, transferring pollen between flowers and enabling them to produce fruit and seeds. This essential process not only supports our agricultural abundance but also the health of our planet’s ecosystems. They also produce beeswax, a remarkable material used in everything from crafts to skincare. The decline in bee populations poses a serious threat to global biodiversity.

Ways to Become a Bee Hero!

Our buzzing friends face many challenges, but there are ways you can help:

Transform Your Yard into a Bee Haven: Replace your lawn with a variety of native flowers that bloom throughout the season, offering bees a continuous buffet of nectar and pollen. Plants like lavender, sunflowers, and coneflowers are great choices and also support honey production.

Skip the Sprays: Pesticides and herbicides harm bees and the ecosystem. Select organic gardening methods and natural pest control solutions. Encourage beneficial insects like ladybugs instead of using harmful chemicals.

Provide a Bee-aquatic Oasis: Bees need water, especially in hot weather. Set up a shallow dish filled with clean water and add some pebbles for bees to land on safely.

Let Your Garden Get a Little Wild: Avoid being too tidy. Leave patches of native wildflowers and long grasses to provide nesting sites for ground-dwelling bees and other pollinators.

Support Local Beekeepers: Buy local honey or royal jelly to support beekeepers who maintain healthy hives. Enjoy the delicious, locally-produced honey while helping the bee community.

By taking these simple steps, you can make a real difference for our bee populations. If you encounter a bee infestation that threatens your home or family, contact a professional for safe and effective bee hive removal.

Fascinated by the World of Bees?

Want to learn more about these incredible pollinators and how you can help them thrive? Check out our curated selection of books on bees, from engaging natural history guides to practical beekeeping manuals:

Bee-ing Beatrice

Bees Make Honey and Butterflies Make Jam

Honey Bee Meadow

Buzzy the Very Busy Honey Bee

Lazy Bee Meets The Queen

The Adventures of Flora Bee: Bee School

The Bee Who Didn’t Want to Be a Bee


Let’s celebrate World Bee Day by embracing the buzz of conservation. Together, we can protect our planet’s future and ensure a harmonious coexistence with our winged allies.

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