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World Bee Day 2019: Theme, Activities, Significance and Interesting Facts

World Bee Day 2019: Theme, Activities, Significance and Interesting Facts: The United Nations General Assembly has declared 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on May 20, World Bee Day is celebrated in order to bring the attention of the global public towards the significance of preserving bees as well as other pollinators.

World Bee Day 2019

When is World Bee Day this year?

This year in 2019, the World Bee Day is going to be celebrated on Monday, 20th May 2019.

World Bee Day Significance

On this day, people are reminded of the significance of bees for the whole humanity as well as invited to take solid action in order to preserve and protect them from extension. The resolution was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, as well as the USA, Canada, China, the Russian Federation, India, Brazil, Argentina, Australia and all the European Union Member States.

Save The Bees Slogan & Posters

Here, on this special occasion we are here to bring you some of the amazing facts about bees so let’s have a look…

The brain of the bee is in the shape of oval and is about the size of a sesame seed, but still it has an outstanding capacity to learn and remember things. For instance, it is able to make complex calculations on distance travelled and searching competence.

The average bee is capable of making only 1/12th of a teaspoon of honey in its lifespan.

In order to make one pound of honey, one bee has to fly about 90,000 miles that is three times around the globe.

Honey bees collect nectar from two million flowers in order to make one pound of honey.

A honey bee goes to 50 to 100 flowers for the period of a collection trip.

A honey bee can only fly for up to six miles, with its maximum speed of 15 miles per hour.

A colony of bees comprises of nearly 20,000-60,000 honey bees and one queen. Worker honey bees are basically female who live for about 6 weeks and do all the work.

The queen bee is the only bee that lays eggs and can live up to 5 years. She remains busiest in the months of summer, when the hive requires being at its maximum strength, and lays up to 2500 eggs every single day.

The male honey bees are also known as drones and they don’t have stinger as well as they also do no work. All they do is mate.

The buzz of the bees is the sound made by their wings which beat 11,400 times for every minute.

Honey bees have been producing honey in the same way for 150 million years.