The Embassy of Slovenia in Washington D.C. is proud to collaborate with FAO to mark the first World Bee Day with the following event:
World Bee Day: A Call for Global Action
Thursday, May 24th, 2018
9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.
FAO Liaison Office for North America, 2121 K. St. 800-B, Washington D.C., 20037
Join us in celebrating World Bee Day to explore ways in which we can spread awareness of the key role of bees and other pollinators in ensuring vibrant and sustainable ecosystems.
Without bees, it would be impossible to achieve a world without hunger. Bees and other pollinators sustain one-third of all food produced globally. FAO estimates that 71% of all crop species grown for human consumption depend on pollinators. Deliberate actions to protect bees and other pollinator habitats can promote biodiversity and more resilient ecosystems.
Despite their critical role, bees face significant threats from changes in land-use change, misuse of pesticides, monoculture agriculture, and climate change, which can disrupt flowering seasons and overall bee health. Healthy bees are a sign of well-functioning ecosystems, and the decline of pollinators is a sign of the disruptions that global changes are increasingly causing to our planet.
Register at: https://worldbeeday2018.eventbrite.com
Vimlendra Sharan, Director, FAO Liaison Office for North America
followed by a short video on the importance of bees.
Stanislav Vidovič, Ambassador, Embassy of Slovenia
Val Dolcini, President & CEO, Pollinator Partnership
Leda Huta, Executive Director, Endangered Species Coalition (Invited)
Alex McLellan, President of the Northern Virginia Beekeepers Association (Invited)
Nabeeha M. Kazi, President & CEO, Humanitas Global
The event will be followed by:
Photo Exhibition of Carniolian Bees by Photographer Tom Urh, information on Slovenian efforts to save the bees and honey tasting.
Photos by Tom Urh - Slovenian indigenous bee species "Carniolian Grey"