World Bee Day 2022: Celebrating the diversity of bees and beekeeping systems
Pollinators such as Bees pollinate 35% of the world's agricultural production, raising yields of over 90 of the world's most important food crops, as well as numerous plants. Pollinators are necessary for three out of every four crops that produce fruits or seeds for human use.
Millions of beekeepers rely on bees and hive products for their livelihood and well-being.
Bees, are the most environmentally friendly pollinators, and they play a critical role in preserving biodiversity, ensuring the survival and reproduction of many plants, supporting forest regeneration, promoting sustainability and climate change adaptation, and improving the quantity and quality of agricultural productions.
One of our key sustainable livelihood goals at T.R.E.E. Initiative is to train, equip and track the progress of 1,500 young new beekeepers across rural Nigeria over the next 10 years. Our aim is to redefine beekeeping in Nigeria and influence a transition to modern beekeeping using ecofriendly equipment and techniques.
We will have wholesome food security if we do more to breed, preserve and secure our bees from extinction. Bees add more value to the earth and humanity than any other insect. Bees are the most important insects on earth.