UN Celebrates First Ever World Bee Day (20 May)

Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.

Pollinators allow many plants, including many food crops, to reproduce. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity – a cornerstone of the Sustainable Development Goals. They also serve as sentinels for emergent environmental risks, signaling the health of local ecosystems.

Invasive insects, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices may reduce available nutrients and pose threats to bee colonies.

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.

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  1. I am so ecstatic that the UN is being funded by our taxpayer money to celebrate and promote World Bee Day. However, I feel that butterflies and especially bats are getting hosed. All democrat activists should notify those poor creatures by robocall to stage a major protest against Bee Supremacy outside the UN in New York City. All Pollinators Matter.

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