Celebrating World Bee Day 2023 … Let’s celebrate together, raise awareness and do something good for bees. The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness and action for pollinators! The purpose of World Bee day is to raise awareness of the essential role bees and other pollinators play in keeping people and the planet healthy. It provides an opportunity for governments, organisations, civil society and concerned citizens everywhere to promote actions that will protect and enhance pollinators and their habitats, improve their abundance and diversity, and support the sustainable development of beekeeping.
Bees play an important role in pollinating native plants in our Australian ecosystem. The vast majority of global pollinators are wild including over 20,000 species of bees. Australia is home to around 2,000 species of native bees, the majority of which are solitary bees.
European Honeybees are social insects that were introduced to pollinate many of the introduced food crops that now form part of a normal Australian diet. Beekeepers migrate their bees to produce honey from diverse flowering events and perform essential pollination services to safeguard our food, fibre, forests and fodder crops.
Bees are keystone species, playing a vital role as pollinators.
Global population forecasts predict that we will have close to one third more people in the next 30 years. To feed this growing population and secure the well-being of humankind, we need to ensure food is available, accessible, diverse, balanced and of good quality.
Pollination is crucial to achieving food security as three out of four crops across the globe producing fruits or seeds for human consumptions as food depend, at least in part, on pollinators. Pollinators affect 35 percent of global agricultural land, supporting the production of 87 of the leading food crops worldwide.
Join in the celebrations of these amazing buzzing beings by checking out events near you at the World Bee Day website. Wear yellow to your local Famers Markets to show your support!