Let’s Talk with Cheryl Hollon

It’s World Bee Day
By Cheryl Hollon

In 2014, the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association proposed the idea for World Bee Day. Instantly, a resolution was proposed to the United Nations for the project. All UN countries adopted it unanimously and 115 countries signed on as co-sponsors. The day was designed “to raise awareness of the importance of pollinators, the threats they face and their contribution to sustained development.

I’ve recently moved to another section of downtown St. Petersburg, FL overlooking bee hives. Yes, that’s right. There’s a secluded garden plot near me that has about fifteen hives that are carefully managed by a white-suited beekeeper.

The bees have access to the flowers nearby in Mirror Lake Park.

How are the bees faring in your part of the country this spring?

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