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Recap World Bee Day 2024

May 6, 2024 | Events

Promote Pollinators always looks forward to World Bee Day. This initiative is celebrated annually on May 20th. Curious how our members and others celebrated World Bee Day this year? We are happy to highlight some of these interesting initiatives

Bee Engaged With Youth

The Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) focused on the theme Bee engaged with Youth for World Bee Day 2024. This theme highlights the importance of involving young people in beekeeping and pollinator conservation efforts, recognizing them as the future stewards of our environment.


FAO is a specialized agency of the United Nations that leads international efforts to defeat hunger.  The goal is to achieve food security for all and make sure that people have regular access to enough high-quality food to lead active, healthy lives.
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Bee Engaged With Youth

This year, World Bee Day coincided with Cannes Film Festival. During this international festival, the Bee The Change movement celebrated World Bee Day on 20 May in Cannes with a number of privately hosted events. These events informed people about the importance of bees, the threats they face, and how one can contribute to their conservation. The Trillion Bees coalition raises awareness and funds. An example of this is the Bee The Change awareness and fundraising campaign. In addition, the new nature documentary ‘Bee The Change’ was launched during the festival. An exclusive preview of the documentary was held.

The mission of Bee The Change is to combat climate change by protecting nature and saving our pollinators. Bee The Change seeks to become a major global movement, promoting awareness, fundraising, and behavior change for nature’s benefit.
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The Bee’s Knees Podcast

The Bee’s Knees has released a podcast episode regarding World Bee Day. Also, another event was discussed during this webinar: the International Day of Biodiversity.
In honor of these events the Bee’s Knees explored how bees are pivotal in combating climate change, supporting agriculture, and supporting economies worldwide.

The Bee’s Knees creates podcasts about native, wild bees. In each episode The Bee’s Knees looks at actionable things we can do to support these adorable little guys, whose pollination work is crucial for maintaining biodiversity. The day after World Bee Day, The Bee’s Knees released a podcast on Buzzworthy Bites.
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Our members have also organized all kinds of initiatives in honor of World Bee Day. For example, Trinidad & Tobago released a video on World Bee Day. This video documents the process of splitting a mature hive of Melipona trinitatis bees.


The Norwegian Environment Agency promoted a pollinator project on a national level: the Wild Pollinator Count project (Den ville pollinatortellingen). This project is closely linked to the country’s pollinator strategy and the national plan of action for wild pollinating insects, aiming to achieve a 20% increase in registered species by 2028.

We look forward to hearing all about your plans to celebrate World Bee Day next year.

Your efforts help to raise even more awareness to World Bee Day and why it is important to celebrate.

Let’s continue these efforts for a sustainable future.