National Honey Bee Day 2023 is on Saturday, 20st August 2022. The United States (USA) celebrates every third Saturday of August as National Honey Bee Awareness Day. On this day, the role of honey bees in pollination and the importance of their products as honey and honey wax is recognized. Beekeepers, beekeeping associations and clubs, and honey bee enthusiasts from across the United States celebrate honey bees’ contribution to humans’ everyday lives as a means of protecting this critical species. National Honey Bee Day also admires beekeepers, as their labors ensure us to provide well-managed and healthy bees to pollinate crops. The United States Department of Agriculture states that the honey bee pollination value is above $14 billion per year.
National Honey Bee Day Theme
Theme 2022 for National Honey Bee Day is, “Bee engaged: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems”
How to Celebrate National Honey Bee Day
The purpose of this day is to pave the path for bee-keepers, bee associations and other interested groups for bee-keeping and resolve the issues affecting their profession.
- Educate the public about the importance of bees in respect of pollination and human health.
- Learn people the skills of bee-keeping.
- Spread awareness of the human acts that affect the honey bees and other pollinating insects.
- Try to understand the environmental concerns that are a threat to honey bees.
- Make a tour to a Honey Bee Farm along with your children or friends.
- Have a meeting with a bee-keeper and ask interesting things about honey bees.
- Make theme-based activities for this day.
- Use hashtags #NationalHoneyBeeday, #SaveTheBees, and #LoveTheBees, make these hashtags a top trend on Twitter, Instagram and other social media.
Interesting Facts about Honey Bee
- Honey Bees have four wings and five eyes.
- Honey stored in airtight vessels never spoils.
- Honey bees accomplish 80% pollination of vegetables, fruit and other crops in the United States of America.
- The largest bee in a hive is named as “queen bee”. She lays up to 2000 eggs per day and lives for 2-3 years. Each hive has only one queen.
- Honey Bees collect 1 lb of honey after a flight of 55,000 miles.
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