British Beekeepers Affiliation survey reveals worrying drop in honey yield, with 62% of beekeepers saying neonicotinoids are guilty
Beekeepers have raised issues over the way forward for honeybees as an annual survey confirmed a “regular decline” within the honey crop.
The survey by the British Beekeepers Affiliation (BBKA) revealed beekeepers in England produced a median of 11.8kg (26 lb) of honey per hive this 12 months, down 1kg on final 12 months.
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