Although bees are small they play a vital role in our ecosystems, pollinating flowers, trees and the food we grow. They are essential to our world and our environment,

To raise awareness of the importance of pollinators and their contribution to our environment, the United Nations (UN) has designated 20th May as World Bee Day.

The organisation said: “World Bee Day presents an opportunity to call for global cooperation and solidarity to ensure that we prioritise efforts to protect bees and other pollinators, thereby mitigating threats posed to food security and agricultural livelihoods and defending against biodiversity loss and environment degradation. World Bee Day is also an occasion to raise awareness of how everyone can make a difference to support, restore and enhance the role of pollinations.”

PATT Foundation is dedicated to the environment and that starts with bees! Working with students from the University of Hull, PATT Foundation launched the Dare to Bee project, to support our native pollinators such as the buff-tailed bumblebee, honeybee, leafcutter bee and more. In fact, there are over 20,000 known species of bee in the world. Roughly 270 of those bee species can be found in Britain, and around 250 of those are known as solitary bees.

Want to bee involved?

You can help Dare to Bee expand their hives located in the East Riding of Yorkshire by donating to PATT Foundation, quoting Dare to Bee, and help our team teach volunteers and local groups about the importance of bees.

For more information visit our Community page and find out more about our ongoing projects.