From Idea to Its Realisation

“I got the idea when going to work in the morning – this was on 09/15/2014. While driving I was listening to the radio. A world day was mentioned and I thought - why there isn’t a world bee day dedicated to them? Every third bite we consume depends on bees and bees nowadays are increasingly endangered. Why aren’t we at least once a year aware about the service they provide? Without bees, there is no life ...

When coming to my office. I informed my collegues at the Slovenian Beekeepers’ Association about the idea. We agreed to propose to the United Nations to declare a World Bee Day on 20 May, the date when Anton Janša, the pioneer of modern beekeeping and one of the greatest experts on bees, was born. The proposal was broadly supported by authorities in Slovenia and worldwide.“

Boštjan Noč
Minister za kmetijstvo, gozdarstvo in prehrano
Boštjan Noč


2014 2015 2016

 

 

2014

 

The »Date of Birth« of the World Bee Day idea (Author: President of the Slovenian Beekeepers' Association Mr. Boštjan)

15/9/2014
 

The World Bee Day initiative supported by Minister of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia H.E. Dejan Židan, MSc.

26/9/2014
 

The World Bee Day initiative supported by President of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Borut Pahor.

6/10/2014

 

2015

 

The World Bee Day initiative supported by the National Council of the Republic of Slovenia.

25/2/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented to beekeepers at ApiSlovenija

14/-15/3/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative supported by the Government of the Republic of Slovenia, on the initiative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food.

2/4/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented to the European Parliament Members of the Committee on Agriculture and Rural Development

16/4/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented to EU Ministers at the EU Council for Agriculture and Fisheries

11/5/2015
 

Establishment and Fist Meeting of the World Bee Day initiative Task Force

20/5/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented to the Secretary-General of Apimondia

9/6/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented to the FAO Director-General José Graziano da Silva and the chairs of the FAO Regional Groups, in informal discussions

10/6/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative supported by APIMONDIA at its 44th International Congress, Daejeon, South Korea.

15-20/9/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative pointed out in speech of the Prime Minister of the Republic of Slovenia. Dr. Miro Cerar at the 70th session of the UN General Assembly, New York

16/9/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at the UN Open Day in the Palace of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland

24/10/2015
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at the 11th Conference of Coloss, Brdo pri Lukovici

21/-23/10/2015

 

2016

 

International Roundtable "20th May, World Bee Day - the opportunity for all" and adoption of a communique

12/3/2016
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at the FAO European Regional Conference, Turkey

4/-6/5/2016
 

Visit of the FAO Director-General , H.E. José da Silva Graziana in Slovenia and Round Table "Bees and Sustainable Development", Ljubljana

20/5/2016
 

Round Table "World Bee Day: To Bee or Not To Bee", New York

20/5/2016
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at the Bee Week in the European Parliament, Brussels.

13/6/2016
 

The World Bee Day initiative pointed out in speech of the President of the Republic of Slovenia, H.E. Borut Pahor, at the 71 session of the UN General Assembly, New York

16/9/2016
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at the FAO Committee on Agriculture, Rome (Step 1 within FAO) and the presentation of the Bee World pavilion

26/-30/9/2016
 

Inauguration of the Bee World pavilion at the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food of the Republic of Slovenia

13/10/2016
 

The World Bee Day initiative presented at 155th session of the FAO Council, Rome, Italy (Step 2 within FAO)

5/-9/12/2016



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