It is celebrated on May 20 “World Bee Day”Which was declared by the United Nations in 2017 at the request of the Republic of Slovenia, a country with a strong tradition of beekeeping. The goal is to raise awareness about Danger to pollinators, With what that means for the existence of ecosystems. In this context, the Slovenian embassy in Buenos Aires called in the Portenius to create safe spaces for bees on the town’s balconies. For this You will drop the seeds of your honey plants and potsIn addition to the instructions for its cultivation and thus contribute to the protection of these insects.
Also, among other activities, he will be riding on Thursdays A typical Slovenian apiary In the garden of the Faculty of Agricultural Engineering of the University of Buenos Aires, as an educational and training tool.
“In Slovenia, we are well aware of the exceptional work that bees do and that is why beekeeping is deeply rooted in our traditions – the embassy emphasized – we have several beekeeping museums and the Slovenian Academy of Beekeeping. Our country lives on the beat of beesWe have approximately 5 beekeepers per 1,000 people and we eat a lot of honey, so it is not surprising that the idea of World Bee Day was born here. “
This year, on the occasion of World Bee Day, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) launched a call under the slogan “Commit: Building New Foundations for Bees”.
“The events of the past year remind us that food safety is not something that can be taken for granted. Pollinators will play a major role in the COVID-19 recovery process During the transition to sustainable agricultural production or food systems, they are more resistant to crises and other challenges, “said the Slovenian diplomatic representative.
May 20 was chosen as the day to help protect bees by commemorating the birth of the great beekeeper in 1734 Anton Jansha, Who in turn was the first beekeeper in the court of Maria Theresa, Empress of the Habsburgs.
Without bees there is no life, Is the idea that is searched for in the history in which it was created to create awareness of it. These insects, one of the most important pollinators, ensure food production, sustainable agriculture and biodiversity, and help mitigate the effects of climate change and preserve the environment.
“In other words, long-term protection of bees and the beekeeping sector helps reduce poverty and hunger and maintain a healthy environment and biodiversity. Scientific studies show that in recent times, bees have become increasingly threatened. “This is the reason why only through joint efforts can we preserve the protection of these hardworking workers and their habitats,” the embassy warned.