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'Bees Day' takes place in Bratislava

THE SLOVAK Beekepers’ Association and Greenpeace Slovakia organised a Bees Day on the Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava on May 10 to draw public attention to the importance of bees for global agriculture and food production.

THE SLOVAK Beekepers’ Association and Greenpeace Slovakia organised a Bees Day on the Hviezdoslav Square in Bratislava on May 10 to draw public attention to the importance of bees for global agriculture and food production.

Bees Day was part of a campaign organised by Greenpeace in 110 cities across Europe.

"We prepared the Bees Day in Bratislava mainly for children and their parents,” Miriam Rajterová of Greenpeace Slovakia said as quoted by TASR newswire. “There are various games, presentations concerning the life of bees and a lot of information on bees and their protection. Bees are far more than honey-producers. More than a third of food production is dependent on pollination.”

The bee population is falling in global terms, mainly due to today's aggressive agriculture based on the use of dangerous chemicals.

"Part of the solution is a ban on the most dangerous pesticides, which also kill bees in our country, and a transition to sustainable forms of agriculture. An environmental agricultural system can ensure healthy food; protect the soil, water and climate; support biodiversity; and make our environment free of chemicals and genetically modified organisms," added Rajterová.

Source: TASR

Compiled by Michaela Terenzani from press reports.
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information
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