Monday, August 24, 2009

Fifth of UK honeybees died in winter

Almost a fifth of the UK's honeybees died last winter, the British Beekeepers' Association has said.

Combined with an average 30% loss the year before, it means beekeepers are struggling to keep colonies going.Honeybees are worth £200m a year to UK agriculture because of their work pollinating crops.

How come the media aren't really kicking up about this? Our media should be banging the doors down of Government to find out why this happening!
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8217401.stm

Keep more bees in urban places
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/uk/8184655.stm

Modern Bee hives for urban dwellings
http://www.omlet.co.uk/shop/shop.php?cat=Beekeeping&sub=Beehaus