World Bee Day Deserves All the Buzz It's Getting

May 21, 2018 9:00 AM ET

Honey bees and other pollinators are essential for the reproduction of more than 85% of the world' flowering plants, and much of the food we eat.  As a result, these creatures are essential players in support of Sustainable Development Goals 2 (Zero Hunger) and 15 (Life on Land).  But they are under threat from such factors as land use changes, agriculture chemicals, large-scale monoculture and climate change. We celebrated the first-ever World Bee Day May 20th by producing this short video, and hope you will share it widely.  You can read more about the role of these important pollinators at