Today is World Bee Day, 20th May 2020

World Bee Day
Copyright Mark Hendriksen | location Old Perithia, Corfu ‘A Designated Area of Natural Beauty.’

‘We all depend on the survival of bees’ United Nations World Bee Day

It’s World Bee Day #WorldBeeDay Imagine a World without Bees? See the video here. ‘Bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, bats and hummingbirds, are increasingly under threat from human activities.

Pollination is, however, a fundamental process for the survival of our ecosystems. Nearly 90% of the world’s wild flowering plant species depend, entirely, or at least in part, on animal pollination, along with more than 75% of the world’s food crops and 35% of global agricultural land. Not only do pollinators contribute directly to food security, but they are key to conserving biodiversity. To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustainable development, the UN designated 20 May as World Bee Day.’ [from the UN WorldBeeDay website.]

Look out for this upcoming movie. The Pollinators is out in the US digitally with a UK date yet to be announced. ‘The film emphasises the crucial role bees play in pollinating plants so that they can bear fruit, and it shows how parasites, pesticides and the lack of biodiverse habitats within industrial farming have created an increasingly hostile environment for the bees to do their work.’ New York Times. The Pollinators (2020) Official Trailer HD The Pollinators (2020) Official Trailer HD youtube.com

What also came to mind as we usually discuss loos & no. 2s is that there’s no official #WorldBidet or #WorldBidetDay [yet] so you’ll need to wait until 19th November for #WorldToiletDay instead… We’ll maybe ask TUSHY to start one?!

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