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Press Officer Diane Roberts 07841 625797

The country’s honey crop remains depressingly small, just 24 lbs or approaching 11 kilos per hive, pointing to a steady decline in the crop and an increase in worries about the future of honey bees The results of the British Beekeepers Association’s annual Honey Survey released today reveal that the average beekeeper in England produced 23.8 lbs (10.8 kilos) of honey this year – a decrease of 2.3 lbs over last year’s crop.
Calderstones​ ​School​ ​in​ ​Liverpool​ ​has​ ​been​ ​shortlisted​ ​for​ ​ECO​ ​School​ ​Project of​ ​the​ ​Year​ ​in​ ​the​ ​North​ ​West. 6 pupils at the school recently received the first Junior Beekeeping certificates under the BBKA’s (British Beekeepers Association) new School Scheme.
3.5 million pounds of honey harvested this summer for the nation's tea tables by amateur beekeepers 50 per cent increase in the number of bee colonies in the last six months four times the value of BBKA members' honey harvests goes to the economy through pollination 5,000 people sign up as Armchair Beekeepers to support Adopt a Beehive fundraising campaign