World Bee Day marked in Portimão with various activities

Objective is to value the importance of polonization for ecosystem balance, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development

World Bee Day, which is celebrated on the 20th of May, will be marked by the Municipality of Portimão with activities at the Quinta Pedagógica, at the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library and at the school libraries in the municipality, in order to enhance the importance of pollination for the ecosystem balance, biodiversity conservation and sustainable development.

On the 17th, 18th and 19th of May, the beekeeper and writer Paulo Santos will present in school libraries the book “As Aventuras da Cuscas”, which explains the experience of bees in five amusing stories. These pedagogical sessions include observation of a glass beehive, followed by honey tasting.

Paulo Santos will also present his book at the Manuel Teixeira Gomes Municipal Library, starting at 21 pm on May 00, talking about the importance of bees for sustainability. The activity ends with a tasting of products with honey offered by the beekeeper

On the following day, May 20th, it will be the turn of the Pedagogical Farm of Portimão to receive the beekeeper for another pedagogical session of bee observation, scheduled for 11 am.

Actions to be carried out in school libraries and at the Quinta Pedagógica de Portimão are sponsored by Nestlé, which will offer Nestum products, within the scope of the “Juntos pela Abelha” campaign.



The date of May 20, proclaimed by the General Assembly of the United Nations (UN) in 2017, intends to highlight the importance of pollination, without which many plants would not be able to reproduce, «so that this role of bees is fundamental in preserving the biodiversity and for sustainable development», recalls the Portimão municipality.

According to UN estimates, the various bee species currently face a 100 to 1 times greater risk of extinction due to human impact on nature.

«As a result, the terrestrial flora and fauna would become extinct and the world, as we know it, would disappear without the role played by bees and other pollinators, such as butterflies, ladybugs and beetles, which gives greater relevance to this event. , which aims to draw attention to the harmful human action in the use and abuse of pesticides, in addition to the proliferation of monocultures», reads the note sent by the Municipality.