Celebrate World Bee Day

May 20th was declared ‘World Bee Day’ by the UN General Assembly to raise awareness on the essential role of bees. As we celebrate how bees benefit both people and the environment, Bees Abroad are inviting all to recognise and support the incredible role of beekeeping, which is successfully alleviating poverty through beekeeping projects across the world. There are many ways you can join us in celebrating!

You can join the World Bee Day Quiz Night on Friday, May 20th with John Foley. And you can sign up for some interesting evenings in the online Lecture Series (Tuesday 17th, Wednesday 18th and Thursday 19th.)

A highlight will be the World Bee Day Luncheon for invited guests at the Wax Chandler’s Hall in London. Our Guest of Honour is the Bishop of London, the Rt. Revd and Rt. Hon Dame Sarah Mullally DBE, who is also a beekeeper. As guests enjoy a bee-inspired luncheon, there will be short talks from experts, including Prof. Phil Stevenson from the Royal Botanic Gardens at Kew and Richard Glassborow, Chair of the London Beekeeper’s Association.

The aim of our World Bee Day Celebrations is to raise funds to support Bees Abroad beekeeping projects, which will alleviate poverty and improve environments around the world. We invite you to support a project of your choice in Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Kenya and/or Ghana.

It is exciting to see beekeeping associations, schools, large companies and small businesses joining with us to celebrate World Bee Day! We have some wonderful raffles prizes for you to look out for from contributing companies with beehives on roofs (The Ritz, Hilton London Bankside, Fortnum and Mason) and the Lord Mayor is offering a sponsor prize of a Mansion House beekeeping experience. Schools are planning World Bee Day events with local farmers markets as we all seek to fundraise to support projects that will make a difference through beekeeping!

We hope you will be able to offer your personal support and involve your association, community group or company in celebrating World Bee Day locally for a global impact.

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