Fewer things are as vital to our everyday life than the bee. You may not think much about these fuzzy insects, but bees (and other pollinators, such as bats, butterflies, and hummingbirds) are the key to biodiversity and the vast majority of global food production. Without pollinators, the quality and the quantity of our food would go down.
That’s why, on May 20 of every year, we celebrate World Bee Day!
What is World Bee Day?
Since its establishment in 2014, World Bee Day focuses on the importance of pollinators, particularly the noble honey bee, and why we should protect and preserve them. For instance, did you know that
- …nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowers depend, whether entirely or partly, on pollinators?
- …more than 75% of the world’s food crop and 35% of agricultural land depend on pollinators?
- …pollinators contribute to agricultural biodiversity, which increases the quality and diversity of our food?
Source: World Bee Day, United Nations
Below, we’ve highlighted some of our favorite bee-inspired jewelry as well as where you can go to learn more about World Bee Day.
Generate Buzz With Bee Jewelry
Just as the bee buzzes from flower to flower, the jewelry space is abuzz with bee baubles.
These pieces are perfect for sparking conversation about pollinators and why we should #SaveTheBees. Featuring bee-themed jewelry on your social media is an easy way to generate buzz about your store and World Bee Day.
From custom metal stampings to fine jewelry, Stuller has a variety of best-selling, bee-inspired jewelry for you to offer customers:
|Tiny Bee Dangle 2000939||Bee Earrings 87319||Medallion Dangle 2000360||Honeycomb Ring 124608|
|Stackable Ring 52027||Stamping 2000835||Charm 86402|
Bee Engaged With World Bee Day
Want to do your part to help pollinators survive and do what they do best? Here are some ideas:
- Donate to charities and research groups dedicated to the preservation of bees.
- Visit your local beekeepers to learn more about their work — and buy raw honey. It tastes great and contains all the nutrients that pasteurized store-bought honey lacks.
- Set up a pollinator-friendly habitat in your yard, garden, or other outdoor area. A good place to start is with nectar-bearing flowers and shrubs. An even easier thing you can do is make a bee water fountain.
- Use pesticides (if you must) that do not harm pollinators. Spray them when there’s no wind, and do so when bees are inactive: during the early morning or late night.
- Spread awareness on social media with the hashtag #WorldBeeDay.
Learn all there is to know, such as events, news, and what you can do to help at the official World Bee Day 2020 site.