Bees play an crucial role in food production -- and, thus, in preventing hunger. Here's information about a UNFAO initiative to praise bees through poetry!
The following resources FAO were prepared for World Bee Day, especially the #Bee-inspired poetry!
· Bee Day Video to celebrate our unsung #FoodHeroes – bees and beekeepers!
o English: https://twitter.com/FAO/status/1263007945224343552
· #BEE-inspired - To mark this special Day, we asked some well-known figures to record poems related to bees or beekeeping, or poems that recall how the behaviour of bees so often mirrors that of human beings across our planet. Here are the links to the posts/poems!
o French actress Juliette Binoche reading Louise-Victorine Ackerman’s poem “L’Abeille” (in French - Twitter)
o French actor Lambert Wilson reading Khalil Gibran's “The Prophet” (in English – Twitter, Instagram, Facebook) and Pierre de Ronsard’s poem “L’Amour pique par une Abeille” (in French – Twitter)
o Chinese singer TAN Weiwei reading Qianqi's “To the bee with honey spleen” (in Chinese - Weibo)
o Russian actor Sergey Chonishvili reading XVIII-XX century Russian poetry dedicated to bees (in Russian - Twitter)
o Italian actor Leo Gullotta reading Giovanni Meli's “Dimmi, dimmi, apuzza nica” (in Italian - Twitter)
o Lebanese media professional Darine El-Khatib reading Ahmad Shawqi’s poem "Bee Kingdom" (in Arabic – Twitter, Facebook target post)
o Mexican chef Alfredo Oropeza reading Antonio Machado's “Anoche cuando dormia” (in Spanish - YouTube)
o Brazilian chef and TV host Bela Gil reading Renata Magliano Marins' “Homage to Bees” (in Portuguese - Facebook target post)
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