- Author: Christine Casey
This year will be a World Bee Day like no other. Created by the United Nations to raise awareness about pollinators, this event is celebrated on the birthday of Anton Janša, a pioneer of modern beekeeping.
The focus this year is on healthy beekeeping as a way to recognize the impact of coronavirus on beekeepers, and by extension, our food supply.
Want to join in the celebration? Here are some ideas:
- The World Bee Day web page has links to activities and events, including online events
- Closer to home, support a local beekeeper by purchasing their honey and other hive products
- Start watching bees in your own garden to learn more about them and appreciate their activity. Check out our YouTube video for an introduction to bee watching.
- Add bee-supporting plants to your garden. These low-water plants do well in central California.