In order for people to learn to appreciate the gifts of nature, National Honey Bee Day was created. Often, we take bees for granted, forgetting that these winged insects often need help. The third Saturday of August is a great date to learn about the problems and their solutions!
The holiday was founded in 2009 to promote beekeeping. Every year its fame only grew, attracting new specialists and volunteers from all over the world.
Honey is a sweet product used in the preparation of many dishes. For example, baklava, biscuits, cakes, gingerbread, and chak-chak. It also goes well with meat as a marinade, added to tea, etc.
Our ancestors in Egypt discovered honey can fight many diseases, so beekeeping at that time was greatly developed. In ancient Greece, it was used to preserve certain foods.
Did you know that bees:
- Cannot distinguish between red;
- In a day they can fly over an area of 12 hectares;
- Always find their way home;
- Are eaten in some countries, such as Sri Lanka;
- Produce honey to have healthy offspring;
- Can reach speeds up to 65 km / h;
- Have a keen sense of smell, which helps to feel nectar for miles.
It is also interesting that honey can retain its beneficial properties for many years!
How to take part
One of the most common questions people ask is: “Can I become a beekeeper?” Of course, yes! To do this, you need to study a lot of information, consult with professionals, and find out the nuances you may encounter in the process.
If you do not have the opportunity to have your own apiary, make a delicious honey dish or go to honey tasting events.
When is National Honey Bee Day celebrated in 2024?
National Honey Bee Day is observed on the third Saturday of August each year.