World Bee Day – May 20th
World Bee Day
To Bee or Not To Bee
(True or False)
You can keep a beehive in your backyard.
True – Visit this website for information on starting your own hive.
Bees are important because they pollinate food crops.
True – Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land.
There are plenty of Bees around.
False – Bees are under threat. Present species extinction rates are 100 to 1,000 times higher than normal due to human impacts.
I cannot do anything to help the Bee population.
False – Visit the Bee Conservancy to learn what you can do to save bees.