Happy World Bee Day!

Today marks World Bee Day. May 20 is marked as world bee day because it coincides with the birthday of Anton Janša, a pioneer beekeeper from Slovenia born in 1734.

To celebrate World Bee Day, check out the 25 facts about American bees produced by the USGS Bee Inventory and Monitoring Lab, or any of the links below.

To Explore on World Bee Day

World Bee Day on Twitter

World Bee Day at the United Nations

World Bee Day at the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations

World Bee Day on in the news

25 Facts About American Wild Bees. 1. No Honey.
Click for PDF of all 25 facts.