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Ways to Celebrate World Bee Day on the 20th of May at home!🐝

Bees play an essential role in our natural world, as without them, our agricultural industries and food supply would suffer significant consequences! Bees are essential pollinators for many of the foods we eat, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts! Not only do bees play a crucial role in our food system, but they also contribute to the overall health of ecosystems and are vital in the process of preserving the natural biodiversity of the planet.

Beekeeper inspecting his bees

Because of these reasons alone, we believe that you should celebrate World Bee Day on May 20th, to teach your child about their importance, and to help open their minds to help them to show compassion and love for these animals as they develop into adulthood! Read this article to learn about some ways to celebrate World Bee Day at home!

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Bees are essential pollinators for many of the foods we eat, including fruits, vegetables, and nuts. Not only do bees play a crucial role in our food system, but they also contribute to the overall health of ecosystems and are vital in the process of preserving the natural biodiversity of the planet.


It's important to teach children about the role of bees in our world and how to protect them. There are several reasons why this is a good thing:


1. Bees are necessary pollinators. Bees are critical to the pollination of many key food crops, including apples, almonds, and blueberries. When bees forage for food, they pollinate crops along the way, thereby allowing us to grow the food we need to survive. By educating children on how to protect bees and their natural habitats, we can ensure that future generations will continue to have access to a diverse range of healthy foods.


2. Bees keep ecosystems healthy. Bees support biodiversity and are linked to many ecosystems all over the world. By spreading pollen, bees help grow and nourish the plant life around them, providing an essential food source for other animals in the ecosystem. Without bees, we might lose many essential plant species, putting even more stress on the already fragile environment.


3. Bees are threatened. Bees are under threat from a wide range of potential hazards, including pesticides, urban development, and climate change. By teaching children about bees and how they can help protect them, we can raise awareness and mitigate these risks, allowing bees to continue to thrive as essential components of our ecosystem.


4. Children can make a difference. Children are natural environmentalists, and by teaching them about the importance of bees, we can tap into their natural curiosity and desire to help the world around them. We can encourage them to plant pollinator-friendly gardens, participate in community clean-up initiatives, and inspire them to take action to protect the environment and our natural resources.


In conclusion, by teaching children about bees and how to protect them, we can help safeguard our ecosystem and our future food supply. Along the way, we can inspire the next generation of environmentalists and instil a sense of responsibility for the world we all share. For now, let's get to the fun part! The activities to try at home! Download our worksheet book by clicking the button below

World Bee Day Workbook Ducklings Preschool
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A look inside the booklet...


Watch these BBC nature documentaries about Bees with your children at home, and get in some honey, fruit, and vegetables in which bees help contribute to growing!




Please note, the NHS states that you should NOT give your child honey until they are over 1 year old - more information regarding why can be found here. Please keep this in mind when you are celebrating World Bee Day this year!

If you can, add a bee hotel to your garden! More information about how to do this can be found by clicking here; https://www.ducklingspreschool.co.uk/gardeners.

Enjoy, and we hope you have a wonderful World Bee Day!


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