World Bee Day celebrations in Slovenia to foster collaboration

World Bee Day

One of the largest international events to mark the 7th anniversary of World Bee Day is taking place from May 22–23 in Ljubljana, Slovenia, to foster renewed collaboration in beekeeping and pollination efforts and advance the United Nations’ sustainable development goals. 

Organised by the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, the Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs and the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO), the World Bee Day (May 20) will be held under the theme: ‘Bee engaged with Youth’, which underscores the urgent need for collective action in preserving these essential species.

The event, which has brought together government representatives, international organisations, experts, businesses and civil society members, is being celebrated in Slovenia, where the tradition of beekeeping has strong roots.

Slovenia's initiative for World Bee Day, celebrated on the birthdate of the 18th-century bee expert Anton Janša, gained global recognition when the UN General Assembly declared May 20 as World Bee Day in 2017.

This proclamation, supported by 115 countries, underscores the significance of protecting bees and other pollinators as a collective responsibility.

On the occasion of World Bee Day, the Slovenian Tourist Board has unveiled its latest publication, offering a comprehensive glimpse into apicultural tourism in Slovenia. The updated edition is the first since the beekeeping tradition earned UNESCO World Intangible Heritage status. – TradeArabia News Service