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Buzzing for World Bee Day: how to support

May 20, 2021
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World Bee Day – celebrated on 20 May – is a day adopted by the United Nations from the Slovenian Beekeepers Association to raise awareness of the importance of protecting and preserving bees and other pollinators.

  1. Plant nectar-bearing flowers on balconies, terraces, and gardens.
  2. Raise awareness among children on the importance of bees.
  3. Set up a pollinator farm on your balcony, terrace, or garden; you can either make it yourself or buy at a DIY store, nursery or garden centre.
  4. Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow nectar-bearing plants.
  5. Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming. (it is No Mow May after all!)
  6. Offer suitable locations for the temporary or permanent settlement of bees so that they have suitable pasture; as a consequence, they will pollinate our plants, which will thereby bear more fruit.
  7. Use pesticides that do not harm bees, and spray them in windless weather, either early in the morning or late at night, when bees withdraw from blossoms.
  8. Mulch blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying them with pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.
 
Find out more about World Bee Day and why it is important at un.org/en/observances/bee-day
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