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    World Bee Day

    World Bee Day is observed on 20th May each year to draw attention to the essential role of bees.
    World Bee Day

    The theme for World Bee Day 2023 is: ‘Bee engaged in pollinator-friendly agricultural production.’ World Bee Day calls for global action to support pollinator-friendly agricultural production and highlights the importance of protecting bees and other pollinators, particularly through evidence based agricultural production practices. 

    Bees are crucial for ensuring our food security. Almost three quarters of the crops we eat depend on bees and other pollinators. However, many bee species and other pollinators are declining due to human-driven climate change. 

    Here in the UK May is a busy time for beekeepers who are tending their bees and watching them progress into strong colonies and often bringing in a spring honey crop depending on the weather and forage available.

    How to Bee friendly

    Grow a bee friendly garden. Plant a range of flowers in your garden so bees have access to nectar from March to October 

    Get to know bees in the UK 

    Treat bees to some sugar and let it ‘bee’ A tired bee really does like a tiny hit of sugar. (Never honey!)

    Eat sustainable honey

    Did you know?

    • The vast majority of pollinator species are wild, including more than 20,000 species of bees.
    • Close to 75 percent of the world’s crops producing fruits and seeds for human use depend, at least in part, on pollinators. 
    • Our food security, nutrition and the health of our environment depend on bees and pollinators. 
    • Pollinators contribute to 35 percent of the world’s total crop production, pollinating 87 of 115 leading food crops worldwide.
    • In many areas, bees, pollinators, and many other insects are declining in abundance and diversity. 
    • Everyone can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of bees and pollinators. 
    We're buzzing with excitement. Meet our newbees!

    We're buzzing with excitement. Meet our newbees!

    In case you missed the buzz, we are thrilled to announce, on the roof of the Reading office we have been joined by 40,000 new workers ready to
    earn their stripes as the latest additions to the Kyocera UK team.

    Are you pollen our leg? Why bees?

    According to the UK Wildlife Trust, Honeybees are responsible for pollinating between 5-15% of the UK's insect-pollinated crops including most fruit, oilseed rape and many flowers. They, together with other pollinators are under threat from loss of habitat, disease and insecticide use.

    So supporting two colonies of bees allows us to move from droning on about our CSR strategy to flying the flag for nature conservation.

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