World Bee Day: Do not ignore role bees play in our lives, says iGP


Press Statement

Unchir-Dunktok, Pauri Garhwal, Uttarakhand, 20 May 2023: The India Greens Party (iGP) today said the role bees play in our lives is vital and we need not ignore their role.

In a press statement issued here at the national head office (NHO), the party said there remains a great need to highlight the threats bees face and how any threat to the existence of these creatures can adversely impact food production, nutrition, and even entire ecosystems.

World Bee Day is observed annually on 20 May across the globe. The day is marked to raise awareness about the essential role bees play in supporting people and the environment.

World Bee Day is celebrated on the birth anniversary of Slovenian beekeeper Anton Janša, the pioneer of modern beekeeping. Born on 20 May 1734, he came from a long line of beekeepers and was the first beekeeping teacher at the Viennese imperial court.

In 2016, Slovenia proposed World Bee Day to be celebrated on 20 May each year. The following year, a proposal for the day was submitted at the 40th Session of the FAO Conference. Finally on 20 May 2018, the first World Bee Day was marked.

The World Bee Day-2023 is being celebrated under the theme — Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production”. It calls for global action to support pollinator-friendly agricultural production and highlights the importance of protecting bees and other pollinators, particularly through evidence-based agricultural production practices.

Bees are known to be one of the hardest working creatures on the planet and immensely benefit the people and the natural ecosystem around them. Bees carry pollen grains from one flower to another and help in the production of fruits, nuts, and seeds — contributing significantly to food security and nutrition.

The World Bee Day is a reminder to us that the human race is not the most important species on the planet. “If the bees disappear, life on Earth will suffer irreparably. We must go beyond anthropocentric hubris to realise and appreciate the crucial role played by several non-human species in preserving the biosphere,” the party pointed out. 

Issued by the iGP Chief Spokesperson Suresh Nautiyal.


(India Greens Party is registered with the Election Commission of India under Section 29A of the Representation of the People Act, 1951. Registration Number: 56/476/2018-19/PPS-I, effective from 18/07/2019.)

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