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World Bee Day is celebrated

Washington, May 20th (Prensa Latina) The UN is celebrating World Bee Day today to raise awareness of the importance of these pollinators, the threats they face and the benefit they bring to biodiversity and sustainable development.

Through their work, bees benefit people, the environment, and nature by transporting pollen from one flower to another, contributing to food security, including honey, wax, and other products.

This day was proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly, coinciding with the date of the birth of Anton Janša, who pioneered modern beekeeping techniques in Slovenia in the 18th century.

Bees, butterflies, hummingbirds, bats, and other pollinators, support the reproduction of many plants and crops, but they are increasingly threatened by the effects of human activity.

Pollination is a fundamental process for the survival of ecosystems, essential for the production and reproduction of many crops and wild plants.

Nearly 90 percent of flowering plants depend on pollination for reproduction.

Likewise, 75 percent of the world’s food crops depend to some extent on pollination and 35 percent of the world’s agricultural land.

Pollinators not only contribute directly to food security but are also indispensable for conserving biodiversity.