World Bee Day celebrates the world's pollinators on May 20

The World Bee Day has been observed since 2017 to raise awareness about the vital role of bees and other pollinators in our ecosystem, and to promote conservation of pollinators. The Library's reading tips will take you on a journey into the fascinating world of bees!

The UN declated World Bee Day in 2017 to spread knowledge about the importance of bees and other pollinators for the world's biodiversity and food security. Guaranteeing food security is one of UN's sustainable development goals, and the majority of food crops grown on in the world depend on pollinators. At the same time, the habitats of many pollinator species are changing and under threat by climate change, invasive species and other factors. 

In the Library's themed collection you'll find reading recommendations from beekeeping and honey production to life in bee colonies and the global pollinator decline. Included are also identification guides with stunning close-ups of different bee species. 

The Library's themed collection dives deeper into the subject 

Themed collections are curated by the Library's specialists, and they offer a selection of books, journals and other information sources on various current topics.

You will find themed collections in Helka's main navigation menu - come and check them out! 

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