World Bee Day 2022
World Bee Day is observed worldwide on May 20. World Bee Day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem. Raising awareness of the importance of pollinators in our environment, the threats they face and their important role in sustainability in the ecosystem is the key purpose behind the observance of this day. Also, it highlights how each individual can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of pollinators.
The theme of World Bee Day 2022:
This year Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) will celebrate World Bee Day through a virtual event, under the theme ‘Bee Engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems’.
History of World Bee Day:
World Bee Day was first inaugurated on 20th May 2018 and is celebrated every year ever since. This day commemorates the birth of Anton Jansa in 1734. She is considered the pioneer of beekeeping. In December 2017, the United Nations Member States approved the proposal of Slovenia to proclaim 20 May as World Bee Day. Beekeeping is something that is deeply rooted in the Slovenian tradition, and it is one of the leading European countries in terms of beekeepers.
Important takeaways for all competitive exams:
- Food and Agriculture Organization Director-General: QU Dongyu;
- Food and Agriculture Organization Headquarters: Rome, Italy;
- Food and Agriculture Organization Founded: 16 October 1945.