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How Many Beekeepers

In the UK there are approximately 44,000 beekeepers looking after around 240,000 hives.
They produce 6000 tones of honey per year.
Each hive is worth about £400 to the agricultural economy.
We produce only 20% of the honey we consume - the rest is imported.

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Published 28.Nov.2012, 11:13pm


Meeting of the Parliamentary HOC Environmental Audit Committee

If you wish to watch the recording here is the URL:

There is also a recording of the afternoon session URL:

The next committee meeting is on November 28th 2012 when representatives from Bayer and Syngenta will make their presentations and face questioning.

The third session where Syngenta are called can be viewed by following the URL: 

David Wood

Revised: 30/11/12

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