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Celebrate world bee day on May 20!


World Bee Day goes beyond honeybees! Honeybees are just one piece of the puzzle. Over 350,000 pollinator species exist globally, including butterflies, moths, and even flying creatures like birds and bats!

World Bee Day reminds us of the link between pollinators and food security. A staggering 75% of our crops rely on or benefit from animal pollinators, contributing to 35% of our food production. Protecting pollinators helps ensure a stable food supply for Canadians.

Human activities like habitat loss, pesticide use, and climate change threaten bees and other pollinators. World Bee Day 2024 focuses on "Bee engaged with Youth," emphasizing the importance of involving young people in pollinator conservation efforts.

This year's campaign aims to educate young Canadians about the essential role of pollinators in agriculture, maintaining ecological balance, and preserving biodiversity. By engaging youth in beekeeping activities, educational programs, and advocacy, we can inspire future environmental leaders who can make a positive difference.

Encouraging diverse agricultural practices and reducing reliance on harmful chemicals can improve pollination. This approach benefits both humans and the environment by increasing food quality and quantity.

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What's Going on at the Oklahoma Youth Expo?

Video: What's Going on at the Oklahoma Youth Expo?

SUNUP heads to the Oklahoma Youth Expo to meet with some participants and Jim Rhodes, OSU Extension west district 4-H program specialist, to see what makes this event so special!