Albert Einstein was quoted as saying, “If the bee disappeared off the face of the Earth, man would only have four years left to live.” This Saturday is World Honey Bee Day. Observed on the third Saturday of August, this day was founded to spread awareness of the species and support beekeepers (including our local chapter). Bees pollinate 1/3 of all crops; their population decline is undeniably one of the pressing issues of our time.
In recognition, Taylor Day has made a monetary contribution to the Honey Bee Health Coalition. The Coalition brings together beekeepers, researchers, government agencies, agribusinesses, growers, conservation groups, manufacturers and consumer brands, and other key partners whose research in the fields of pollination, bee health and honey quality promote agricultural, environmental, and social sustainability to meet the challenges brought by global change. Learn more about the Honey Bee Health Coalition at https://honeybeehealthcoalition.org.