In the midst of the Covid-19 crisis, there is an opportunity to brighten the days of your family and friends by inspiring them to celebrate World Bee Day on 20 May.
As part of the celebration between now and then they can learn the ‘Waggle Dance’, video themselves doing it, and upload it to the World Bee Day website!
The main purpose of World Bee Day events is to spread awareness of the significance of bees and other pollinators for our survival. Simply proclaiming World Bee Day does not do much for bees and other pollinators; the main work of safeguarding their existence still needs to be undertaken. World Bee Day is an excellent opportunity to put bees at the centre of the national conversation for a day and encourage actions that create more bee-friendly landscapes.
Because of the lockdown, World Bee Day celebrations have been forced online. To find out more about World Bee Day click here.
The 2020 Global Online Waggle Dance Challenge is an attempt to achieve 20,000 waggle dance videos, from 20 countries, in 20 days, ending on the 20th May 2020. The figure 20,000 was chosen because that’s how many species of bees there are doing extraordinary work for the planet every day. The Waggle Dance music by Gus MacMillan and Jane McCracken, and which is owned by Rotary Club of Canterbury,  can be downloaded from the  iTunes store. You can watch the video online to learn the dance.
Register for the Global Waggle Dance Challenge here.
Please pass this information on and encourage all your contacts to embrace this unique event.
See Costa Georgiades, ABC celebrity,  do the 'Waggle Dance' for World Bee Day in the video below