World Bee Day

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2018 World Bee Day Celebration in Breznica, Slovenia

World Bee Day is celebrated on May 20[1] . On this day Anton Janša, the pioneer of beekeeping, was born in 1734.

The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators for the ecosystem.[2]

The UN Member States approved Slovenia’s proposal to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day in December 2017.[3]

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Slovenian Beehives and Lessons in Harmonious Living".
  2. ^ UN page about World Bee Day
  3. ^ On Slovenia’s initiative, the UN proclaims May 20 as World Bee Day

Popular Culture[edit]

On the 20th of May 2019, The exam board Edexcel included a question relating to flowers and bees in their Physics A level exam because of the celebrations.