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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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May 2013 Newsletter

Published 12.May.2013, 11:16am


Update: Due to a shortage of bees the evening class in basic bee husbandry, 6 to 8 pm, six weeks, is now starting on the 27 July 2013. A practical course handling live bees, covering the BBKA “general husbandry” syllabus. Cost £40.

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