World bee day 20/5/22

World bee day, so I am told. I thought I would go to the hive here in Sintra and saw, on the way, several other kinds of bees. These are just one of them - 1cm long and hovering over the surface with lots of pollen in tow


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Happy world bee day everyone. :honeybee:

When people think of bees, they naturally think of honeybees. However a honeybee, according to some academics from a university are not typical bees, because typical bees don’t live in communities like honeybees & a few species of native bee.

I think most of us would agree that it should be “World Pollinator Day”, unless there already is a special day set aside for pollinators.

Edit: In Australia, we have a National Pollinator Week in a month’s time, starting on the 20th of June.

Double edit: It’s amazing what you find with a google search. As it turns out, World Bee Day falls on the birthday of the father of beekeeping. This man:

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Apparently they don’t know his birthday. The 20th of May was the day he was baptized. Interestingly he was born in Carniola.