New Delhi, 24 May 2019

Honey bees and different pollinators are progressively under risk from human exercises. Considering which, the Embassy of Slovenia in New Delhi organised a special awareness workshop on ‘Save the Bees’ on the occasion of the World Bee Day, in the Embassy on 23th day of the month.

Ambassador Jožef Drofenik along with Embassy staff was pleased to have a gathering of representatives of Indian schools, government representatives and a representative of Indian honey-producing company. The gathering marked the second observance of the World Bee Day which was an initiative of Slovenia in December 2017. Since then, May 20th has been observed as the World Bee Day.

Slovenian Ambassador to India

Ambassador reminded the audience of the importance of bees and other pollinators for having food in our homes, for harvesting honey and as such offering additional income to farmers and marginal groups, and for preserving biodiversity.

Pollinators permit numerous plants, including numerous nourishment crops, to imitate. In addition to the fact that pollinators contribute straightforwardly to nourishment security, however, they are critical to rationing biodiversity – a foundation of the Sustainable Development Goals. They additionally fill in as sentinels for rising natural dangers, flagging the soundness of neighbourhood biological systems.

Obtrusive bugs, pesticides, land-use change and monocropping practices may diminish accessible supplements and posture dangers to honey bee settlements.

May 20th corresponds with the birthday of Anton Janša, who in the eighteenth century spearheaded present day beekeeping strategies in his local Slovenia and adulated the honey bees for their capacity to buckle down while requiring so little consideration.


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