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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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January 2012 Newsletter

Published 19.Jan.2012, 7:53pm

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2012 is going to be a very eventful year. We have the Olympics in July and August, the Queen celebrates her diamond jubilee and John Hendrie celebrates 50 years of beekeeping. You also cannot fail to have noticed a change in the format of the newsletter. It is hoped to introduce a few more items on beekeeping and news on what the various branches are doing. To make it a success it will need input from our members so if you have anything you think would be of interest, whether branch news, anecdotes or topical tips, please e-mail jennifer@spon-smith.com
 

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