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Celebrating World Bee Day: May 20, 2021

Happy World Bee Day! This international observation, led by the United Nations’ Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO), is “an occasion to raise awareness of how everyone can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of pollinators.” To celebrate, CDFA has put together this video about some of the work our department does to help our state’s primary pollinators.

Key points from the FAO on World Bee Day:

  • Pollinator-dependent food products contribute to healthy diets and nutrition
  • There are over 20,000 species of bees. Safeguarding bees safeguards biodiversity
  • Improving pollinator density and diversity boosts crop yields and quality
  • 75 % of the global food crop types rely on pollinators

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