Celebrating World Bee Day

In 2017, the United Nations General Assembly adopted by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day. Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators, and the overall importance of these insects to the entire humanity.

icipe is a leader in bee research and expertise in Africa and globally, recognised, not least through the been designation as an OIE Collaborating Centre for Bee Health in Africa by OIE – World Organisation for Animal Health (the intergovernmental organisation responsible for improving animal health worldwide).

Over the past decade, icipe has implemented a range of initiatives, employing a complete value chain approach encompassing basic research for better and healthier bees, introduction of modern beekeeping technologies, capacity building of beekeepers and relevant government agencies, high quality production of bee and honey products, and identification of market opportunities.

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Celebrating World Bee Day

For further details about icipe’s bee research and activities, please visit:

http://www.icipe.org/news/icipe-designated-oie-collaborating-centre-bee-health-africa

http://www.icipe.org/research/environmental-health/bee-research

http://www.icipe.org/research/environmental-health/beneficial-and-commercial-insects

http://www.icipe.org/research/facilities/african-reference-laboratory-bee-health

http://www.icipe.org/news/bee-microbiota