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SAVE THE DATE and REGISTER | World Bee Day | 20 May 2022

World Bee Day
20 May 2022 
Virtual event
Bee Engaged
Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems



Beekeeping is a widespread and global activity, with millions of beekeepers depending on bees for their livelihoods and well-being. Bees provide humans with valuable hive products (such as honey, wax, propolis, pollen and royal jelly) and ecosystem services, including pollination, apitherapy and apitourism. They also can play important economic, cultural and social roles. Together with wild pollinators, bees play a major role in maintaining biodiversity, ensuring the survival and reproduction of many plants, supporting forest regeneration, promoting sustainability and adaptation to climate change, improving the quantity and quality of agricultural productions.

On 20 May 2022, FAO will celebrate World Bee Day through a virtual event, featuring bee and pollinator experts and practitioners from across the world. The event will raise awareness on the importance of the wide variety of bees and sustainable beekeeping systems, the threats and challenges they face and their contribution to livelihoods and food systems. Now is a time to re-think how we can support bees and the livelihoods and systems they, in turn, support.


Join us for the virtual event on Friday, 20 May 2022 13:00–14:30 CEST

Please register here


Mr QU Dongyu, FAO Director-General, will open the event.

Interpretation will be available in English, French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese and Russian.


For more information contact us at: [email protected]