World Bee Day sees vital activity supported in Portugal


Beekeepers throughout Portugal are marking World Bee Day today, with special focus on helping those who have lost hives and bees in wildfires. Nestum Portugal (an offshoot of the Nestlé conglomerate) has donated 300 hives this year, showing beekeepers that the importance of their craft is totally appreciated. Bees are the world’s leading pollinators, responsible for the pollination of 90% of wild flowers, while 75 major food crops ‘depend on pollinators’. As beekeeper Francisco Pisco told SIC: “I believe bees are the only creatures that dominate the world. It’s not Putin…”