Don’t Step On A Bee Day

Don’t Step On A Bee Day is a holiday observed annually on July 10th. As the name of this holiday so eloquently states, it is a day during which people should be more mindful of the bees around them. That’s because bees are important not only to the local environment but also to the continued survival of humankind.

They pollinate flowers and food crops, allow plants to reproduce—which provides food for other species—and they provide humans with honey. They are also an important indicator species for scientists that let them know the health of the environment. And it’s for these reasons that we think everyone reading today should take the time to observe this holiday.

The History Of Don’t Step On A Bee Day

This holiday was created by the good people at, a website known for its wacky and unusual holidays such as Bathtub Party Day, Memento Mori, and True Confessions Day.

They created Don’t Step on a Bee Day to remind people that stepping on a bee barefoot can result in a person getting stung. However, this holiday has come to represent much more than its original purpose. It has now become a holiday that encourages people to protect bees.

Some Amazing Facts About Bees

We could continue to stand on our pedestal and lecture people on the importance of bees, but we thought it would be better if we took a few moments to talk about some of the things that make bees very special to humanity. So we did a ton of research, came up with some amazing bee facts, and then listed those facts in an easy-to-digest list. The list can be found below.

  • Bees can fly at approximately 20 MPH.
  • Nine out of ten wild plants and eight out of ten global crops depend on animal pollination.
  • Approximately one-third of the food that we eat depends on pollinators such as bees.
  • People can plant a wide range of flowers in their gardens so that bees have access to the nectar they need.

Observing Don’t Step On A Bee Day

Don’t Step On A Bee Day is an important holiday—at least, we feel that it is an important holiday. Bees do so much for us that it is simply not possible to not do everything in our power to protect them. Bees are extremely important to our world, and we have to protect them. Everyone who feels the same way should also spread the word about this holiday using the hashtag #DontStepOnABeeDay on social media.

When is it?
This year (2024)
July 10 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
July 10 Thursday
Last year (2023)
July 10 Monday
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