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 Beehive at Hima Park Khorbet Kanafar

A swarm of honey bees decided an almond tree by the Hima Park Khorbet Kanafar was the best place to start up a colony.
Their presence is a great indicator of the success of SPNL project at HHI Park, butterflies garden, and the surrounding hima farm.
On 20 December 2017, the United Nations General Assembly by consensus a resolution declaring 20 May as World Bee Day.
Every year on this day, the attention of the global public will be drawn to the importance of preserving bees and other pollinators.
People will be reminded of the importance of bees for the entire humanity and invited to take concrete action to preserve and protect them. The resolution that was proposed by Slovenia was co-sponsored by 115 UN Member States, including Lebanon and all the European Union Member States.
Studies of United Nations and the International Union for Conservation of Nature show that bee populations and the populations of other pollinators have significantly decreased, making them more and more endangered. This is affected by numerous factors which are the consequence of human activity: intensive agriculture, widespread use of pesticides and pollution caused by waste. Bees are exposed to new diseases and pests. The living environment of bees is shrinking due to the ever-increasing number of the global population. Their survival and development are also threatened by climate change.
The extinction of bees will not only deprive the world of a species, but it may have drastic consequences for entire ecosystems and human race. The data of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations show that bees and other pollinators are priceless when it comes to ensuring the global safety of the food supply chain. A third of all food produced in the world, i.e. every third spoon of food, depends on pollination. The international study of Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) in 2016 estimated that between US$ 235 billion and US$ 577 billion worth of annual global food production relies on direct contributions by pollinators.
In addition, agricultural plants which require pollination are an important source of jobs and income for farmers, particularly for small and family farms in developing countries. Last but not least, bees have an important role in the preservation of the ecological balance and biodiversity in nature. Bees as good bioindicators of environmental conditions inform us that something is happening to the environment and that we must take action.
Prompt protection of bees and other pollinators will significantly contribute to solving problems with global food supply and eliminating hunger. It will also contribute to efforts to halt further loss of biodiversity and degradation of ecosystems, as well as to the objectives of sustainable development defined in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

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