Eco Comment – World Bee Day

18 May 2023

World Bee Day

Writing this weekly comment is fascinating. I am learning so much and I hope the information I find is giving you something interesting to read each week.

Today I got an email from the National Trust with a video about A Day in the Life of a Bee Keeper at one of the stately homes in their care. I hadn’t been aware that 20 May is World Bee Day. The video was full of information, some of which I knew, but I also learnt new things like how different bees collect pollen and nectar from different flowers because of the length of their tongues. I did know that the future of agriculture and the food we eat is dependent on keeping the bee population well-fed and healthy.

A bit more research led me to a United Nations website where I learnt that this Bee Day originated in Slovenia following the birth of Anton Jansa who became the pioneer of modern apiculture (beekeeping) in the 1700s.

If you’d like to find out more you can do so here.

In the meantime, lets keep planting the biggest varieties of flowers that we can come up with. I like honey but I’d like the world to be able to grow food in abundance for generations to come.

Susan Morgan
Eco Group

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