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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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Systemic Pesticides

The BBKA (British Beekeepers' Association) also renews its call on the competent EU authority to review the regulatory requirements for products in this class of neonicotinoid pesticides order to detect possible sub-lethal effects, which may not be identified by current testing regimes.

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