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.
- Plant nectar-bearing flowers on balconies, terraces, and gardens.
- Raise awareness among children on the importance of bees.
- 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.
- Preserve old meadows – which feature a more diverse array of flowers – and sow nectar-bearing plants.
- Cut grass on meadows only after the nectar-bearing plants have finished blooming. (it is No Mow May after all!)
- 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.
- 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.
- Mulch blooming plants in orchards and vineyards before spraying them with pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.