August 15, 2020
WORLD HONEY BEE DAY
Saturday, August 15, 2020
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.
Honey bees do sting, but only if they perceive a threat – damage to their hive or being swatted at. Since they seek sweet nectar, sugary drinks and sweets will attract honey bees when flowers are not blooming yet. So, keep your beverages covered. If a honey bee comes close, either hold still or move slowly away. The honey bee will fly along to the next sweet thing as long as it doesn’t feel threatened.
HOW TO OBSERVE #WorldHoneyBeeDay
Collect and spread local wildflower seeds to promote honey bee pollination.
Flavors of honey vary depending on the variety of flowers and nectar available to the bees.
Clover, alfalfa, lavender, orange, and chestnut are just a few to choose from.
Replace your usual sweetener with honey for the day. Taste the difference!
Give the gift of honey to a friend, neighbor, co-worker or family member.