UNHRC today, on World Bee Day, celebrates the beekeepers. The day marks the birth of the pioneer of beekeeping – Anton Janša, in the year 1734.
“On this World Bee Day, we celebrate all beekeepers. In 2021, UNHCR supported over 100 people to start beekeeping businesses in Syria so they could secure an income for their families & rebuild their lives”, the official Twitter handle of UNHRC in Syria underscored.
The international organisation, further providing information, noted that in Pakistan, a mountain valley is a refuge not only for bees but also for refugees from Afghanistan.
“If even bees have documents, then people should too. Everybody needs to belong”. Not only this, but UNHRC shared the inspiring stories of individuals who built a successful business out of beekeeping.
What is the purpose behind marking Bee Day?
The purpose of the international day is to acknowledge the role of bees and other pollinators in the ecosystem. The United Nations Member States approved Slovenia’s proposal to announce May 20, 2022, as World Bee Day in December 2017.
“To raise awareness of the significance of pollinators, the threats they face as well as their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated May 20 as World Bee Day. The goal is to strengthen regulations with the motive at protecting bees & other pollinators, which would significantly contribute to solving problems connected to the global food supply and eliminate hunger in developing countries. We all depend on pollinators, and it is, therefore, crucial to monitor their decline and halt the loss of biodiversity”, the official website of the United Nations cites.
What is beekeeping?
It is a global and widespread activity. Millions of beekeepers depend on the activity for their living.
Bees are very crucial for the environment and play a significant role in maintaining biodiversity. Beekeeping ensures the survival and reproduction of many plants, supports forest regeneration, and promotes sustainability and adaptation to climate change, improving the quantity and quality of agricultural productions.