Carol Ann Duffy’s award-winning 2011 poetry collection, The Bees, was Duffy’s first publication as Poet Laureate. It explores a variety of topics and themes, all bound together by the subtle symbolism of the bee.
Today, May 20th, is World Bee Day! In 2017 the United Nations declared May 20th to be World Bee Day after several proposals from Slovenia. This day was chosen due to it being the birth date of the beekeeping pioneer Anton Janša. You can find out more about the origins of World Bee Day on the project’s website. In an effort to help just a little this World Bee Day, I want to share with you some bee-related books and products, and give you some easy tips for helping the population of our pollinators!