Here are some bee facts to inspire and engage your friends, family and colleagues for #WorldBeeDay 2022 on 20 May.
As much as one third of the food produced in the world depends on bees and other pollinators
Honey bees gather nectar from four million flowers to make one kilo of honey
Bees and other pollinators are becoming endangered due to intensive farming, shrinking habitats, climate change, and diseases and pests
How we can help the bees
Plant native nectar plants, preserve old meadows with greater plant variety, sow meadows with nectar plants.
Only mow blossoming meadows and lawns after blooming.
Buy honey and other hive products from your local beekeepers.
Limit the use of pesticides that are harmful to bees and mow blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying with pesticides.