Ljubljana — The Statistical Office of Slovenia presents the initiative on proclaiming 20 May as the World Bee Day. It was preliminary adopted by the United Nations in Brussels in May this year. The Slovenian officials expect that the World Bee Day will be officially proclaimed in autumn this year and its first official celebration will be held on 20 May 2018. This holiday is of extreme importance for a great deal of Slovenian entrepreneurs since honey has long been a strategic product in Slovenia. More than 10,000 Slovenian beekeepers produce around 2,000 tons of honey each year taking Slovenia to the top of EU-28. Currently, Kosovo and Japan are the major countries importing honey from Slovenia. Besides the high rate of production, the consumption of honey is Slovenia grows as well, reaching the index of 1.4 kg per capita.