World Honey Bee Day 2022: History, Significance and Facts

World Honey Bee Day 2022: History, Significance and Facts

The World Honey Bee Day is annually celebrated on every third Saturday in August and this year it falls on the 20th of August. 

The day is celebrated to recognize the importance that bees plays in our world and also to raise awareness regarding the conservation of bees to the general public. 

As there are many dangers that a bees face I today’s world that pose a threat of extinction to these beautiful creatures. And if the bees go extinct from the world it would gave a very devastating effect on our planet as bees plays a very important role in keeping our ecosystem. 

EventWorld Honey Bee Day
DateAugust 20, 2022
SignificanceThe Honey Bees are recognized for their contributions
Observed byWorld wide


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World Honey Bee Day History: 

Bees have always been important for all the humans because of the delicious and sweet honey which it produces. As honey has been in use as a sweetener for all sorts of food. Although the method of collecting honey from the nectar was risky because of a chance to get bee sting but still people took it because of the importance of honey. 

The first account on honey being massively used is found in the Ancient Egyptian civilization. As they were the first ones to master the use of honey as they used it as a preservative and also used it for treating certain ailments as well. And thus the practice of beekeeping was introduced around 3500 B.C. 

The method regarding the beekeeping improved throughout the time. Then after a comb harvest, a man named Lorenzo Langstroth discovered a way to keep the hive going. Thus this revolutionalized the practice of beekeeping and encouraged more people towards beekeeping. 

The first World Honey Bee Day was held in 2009 and since then it has grown in its popularity. This holiday is intended to promote beekeeping and also tends to aware the people regarding the importance of bees in our lives and also tells the people about the urgent need to conserve the bees. 

World Honey Bee Day Significance: 

When we think of bees the first thing which comes to our mind is the delicious and sweet honey. And honey is very important food item. First of all it is very good preservative so it can remain fresh for a long time. With the use of honey many dishes are made and today there are many dishes where honey acts as a very good flavouring agent too. 

Along with its delicious taste, honey has various health benefits as well as it is a very pure form of intaking sugar so it more healthy than refined sugar which we mostly use today. Along with a food item many people still uses honey as an medication to treat certain wounds and ailments. And it is scientifically also proven that honey can act as a very good cure for certain types of ailments and it is natural so doesn’t give any side effects also. 


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Bees are very important for pollination as well. And pollination is very crucial as most of the food items which we consumes today comes from the plants or crops which requires pollination to grow and honeybees are one of the most important source to provide pollination to these plants or crops.

So a world without the bees may also see a world without humans as pollination is so crucial for our existence too. And hence bees must be conserved at all cost because without bees we as humans would also face many difficulties in our survival. 

World Honey Bee Day Facts:

Let’s learn about some interesting and fascinating facts about our sweet honeybees which might make you like them even more: 

  1. Bees are very noisy because they beat their wings about 11,400 times in just one minute. 
  2. Only female bees can sting, male bees don’t have any stinger. 
  3. A honeybee has five eyes with two large ones and three small ones. 
  4. Honeybees is the only insect that makes food that man can eat. 
  5. Eating honey makes you smarter as it has an antioxidant that improves brain functions. 
  6. Honeybees communicate through a series of dance moves. 
  7. Each Honey Bee from the same hive has their own specific colour identification. 

Most Searched FAQs on World Honey Bee Day: 

1. When is World Honey Bee Day is celebrated?

The World Honey Bee Day is annually celebrated on every third Saturday of August. 

2. How many honey bees can be in a colony? 

The number of honey bees in a colony can rise upto 80,000. 

3. Are honey bees dangerous?

Honey bees only sting when they feel that they or their colony is attacked. 

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