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PRESS RELEASE - World Bee Day international ministerial conference

Brdo pri Kranju, 19 May 2018

As part of the first observance of World Bee Day, an international ministerial conference on the significance of bees and other pollinators for sustainable agriculture and food security was held today in Brdo pri Kranju. Ministers and representatives from 22 countries from all continents and representatives of international organisations discussed the situation, activities, and the required measures to protect bees in the world. In a joint political declaration they committed themselves to enhance the cooperation among countries at the international level, namely with regard to measures for protecting bees and other pollinators, raising awareness of the public, education, and exchanging good bee-keeping practices. They underlined the significance of studies and measures to prevent and control diseases and pests, while emphasising the necessity of future implementation of measures to mitigate climate change, which also affects the changing living conditions of bees.

More information available in the attached press release.