Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities. But pollinators contribute directly to food security and are key to conserving biodiversity.
To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the United Nations designated 20 May as World Bee Day. The goal is to strengthen measures aimed at protecting bees and other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to eliminating hunger in developing countries.
What can I do to help bees?
- Plant flowers for bees
- Buy raw honey from local farmers
- Avoid using pesticides in your flower beds.