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The United Nations mark Second World Bee Day

Today the Permanent Mission of Slovenia to the United Nations and the FAO Office in New York co-organized an event marking the Second World Bee Day (May 20 has been confirmed as WBD by the UN General Assembly resolution in 2017).


Ms. Maria Fernanda Espinosa, President of the General Assembly and Ms. Amina Mohammed, Deputy Secretary General of the United Nations both spoke about the importance of bees for the agriculture, food diversity and food safety. The fact that we are losing them means we are losing food.


The United Nations Postal Administration has for this occasion issued stamps marking the World Bee Day. The stamps were unveiled during the event.

The participants have also heard Mr. Andrew Cote who also takes care of the bees on the UN premises and Ms. Geraldine Simonis from the Brooklyn Grange that includes beekeeping in their farms in New York City.


Slovenia donated a beehive (or bee house) last year for the first World Bee Day. This year the plaque was put up describing the beehive and history of beekeeping.

The beehives are authentic open-air galleries of folk art help bees orientate themselves, and make it easier for beekeepers to distinguish individual hives. The reproductions of the most famous motifs from the past are a priceless ethnographic treasure. 


Some of our guests from Diplomatic Corps.  Ms. Carla Mucavi, Head of FAO New York office                                                                                      and mr.Andrew Cote.


We hope our guests have enjoy the presentations, the honey, and a small reception hosted near the beehive.