LBI Region, NJ -  Make May 20 a day for learning, gardening and raising awareness of bees and other pollinators so important to the Southern Ocean County Eco system. Bee Keepers and nature conservationists see the need to improve conditions for bees as well as people. Every one can contribute right in their own backyard.

Use today to set up your garden and surroundings to help keep the local bee population healthy:

  • Plant Marigolds, Zinnia, Hollyhocks and other nectar rich plants to decorate your patio, deck and garden
  • Support Jersey Fresh and buy locally sourced honey and other hive produced items. 
  • Teach children and teens on the importance of bees and to ignore them when they appear
  • Keep open meadows and green spaces litter free Preserve old meadows
  • Use pesticides that do not harm bees, and spray them in windless weather, either early in the morning or late at night, when bees are not visible.
  • Mulch blooming plants before spraying them with pesticides so that they do not attract bees after being sprayed.

The United Nations declared May 20 as World Bee Day in 2018, in honor of Anton Jansa a pioneer in modern apiculture. 

For more information visit World Bee Day at the United Nations Website.