Saturday, August 18 is National Honey Bee Awareness Day. As stated on their website, the main goals of the day are to promote and advance beekeeping, to educate the public about honeybees and beekeeping, and to make the public aware of environmental issues that affect honeybees.
This year’s theme is “Sustainable Agriculture Starts With Honey Bees.” This has become an issue to farming because bees around the world have been dying off due to a phenomenon known as Colony Collapse Disorder.
Honeybees are vital to our food supply. Without bees, there’s no pollination. Without pollination, there’s a negative impact on the quality and quantity of our food supply, because there are over 130 different crops that depend on them. Having a local source of honeybees contributes greatly to local food security.
There are special events to commemorate Bee Awareness Day in local communities throughout the country; check with your local garden center, beekeeping group, or county agriculture department to find one near you.
There are also some other ways to help year-round. Do one of the following to support the honeybees:
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