World Bee Day – May 20

Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born on this day in 1734, and the purpose of celebrating World Bee Day is for all of us to acknowledge that we need bees for our food security, for improved biodiversity, and for the health of our ecosystems.

I’m sure you’ve seen this photo Bee-fore

It’s sad that our bee populations are decreasing globally at an alarming rate but, thankfully, there are plenty of things we can do in our own gardens to help.

We can plant:

  • native plants – they are great for your local bee varieties.
  • a range of colours – bees love variety.
  • in clumps – think of how Lavender clumps, bees love that.
  • flowers of different shapes – again, variety.
  • a variety of plants that offer year-round flowering (if you can).

And do all of this is a nice bright sunny spot. Bees love that too.

We can also:

  • avoid using pesticides – we don’t want to harm the bees or their hives.
  • provide a source of water – bees get thirst too.
  • buy honey from local producers – this in turn also supports your local bees.

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We love that bees frequent our garden, AND . . .

They especially love my RSL Spirit of the Anzac Grevillea.

(It’s just one of the many plants they find attractive.)

And I love catching them in the act.

Happy World Bee Day Everyone


And while you’re here, pop over and see

Nancy’s Bee-U-tiful collection of honey pots.

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Here’s a bit of Covid-Safe fun we can all be part of to celebrate World Bee Day.

Waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle, waggle.
Buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz, buzz!

Will you step up to the Waggle Dance Challenge today or tomorrow?

(Click here to download the song lyrics.)

Will you film yourself? Will you upload your video?

Now that’s something to think about isn’t it?

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Here’s the 2020 Waggle Dance Compilation video.

Some people went all out 🐝

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Did you know?

Slovenia proposed that the United Nations (UN) proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day. On 20 December 2017, following three years of efforts at the international level, the UN Member States unanimously approved Slovenia’s proposal, thus proclaiming 20 May as World Bee Day.

Author: Clare

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