World Bee Day

World Bee Day is observed annually by the United Nations on 20th May. This day is observed to create awareness about the importance of bees for this planet and nature. Also, World Bee Day is observed on 20th May to commemorate Anton Janša.

Q1. Who was Anton Janša?

Anton Janša, born in Slovenia is said to be the pioneer of modern day beekeeping techniques. Her birthday also coincides with the World Bee Day. (20th May)

 Q2. Why is Bee conservation necessary?

Bee conservation is necessary as these little creatures are said to be one of the most important creatures in this planet. They act as pollinators and helps in improving the biodiversity of this planet by pollinating thousands of plants.

Q3. Is the Bee population under threat?

According to the United Nations and Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), the bee population is under constant threat due to various human activities such as usage of pesticides, development encroaching into the natural habitats of the bees, etc.

Q4. What is Beekeeping also known as?

Beekeeping is also known as Apiculture. Also, Apiary or bee yard is the name of the location where bees are kept.

Q5. What is theme of World Bee Day 2021?

Bee engaged: Let’s Build Back Better for Bees is the theme for the World bee Day 2021.

Q6. What is United Nations?

The United Nations is an organization whose main aim is to maintain world peace and security. The headquarters of the United Nations is situated in New York, USA and it was established on 24th October, 1945 after World War 2. UN has 193 member countries

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