OMAHA, Neb. (KMTV) — National Honey Bee Day took place Saturday, recognizing the contributions of the honey bee and the beekeepers who tend to their hives.
Scatter Joy Acres in Omaha participated in the celebration. The honey bee colonies here are relatively new and are used for educational purposes.
“Today is all about honey bees and bee rescue so just telling the story and celebrating honeybees. We got honey sticks for people, showing them the picture hive and all the different things that beekeepers use,” said Tony Sandoval of Scatter Joy Acres.
Many want to raise awareness to the issue that without bees pollinating, many plants wouldn’t reproduce.
The USDA says honey bees are used to pollinate more than 100 crops grown commercially in North America alone.