The day recognizes both the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend the hives. It also encourages everyone to enjoy and buy locally grown honey.
Another important part of the day includes learning about honey bees and providing them with a supportive environment. When we plant wildflowers, orchards, and other flowering plants, we support pollinators such as honey bees. They depend on the nectar of a variety of plants for their survival. Conversely, we depend on honeybees for our survival, too! Without their pollinating abilities, many nutritious plants wouldn’t reproduce.
About 70 children participated in the honey bee day celebration that we held today for students of Ayenur Urdu medium Government school. The Ashoka Trust for Research in Ecology and the Environment's Cluster Development Executive, Dr. Shrinivas KR, presents a conservation discussion on honey bees.