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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.
Please take part in this important record of British honey quantities. The general public is fascinated by beekeeping, and the BBKA’s annual survey of members is the only large-scale survey about the honey crop in this country. Last year BBKA members achieved on average 26.1 lbs or 11.83 kilos of honey per hive. However, this is based on the experience of beekeepers mainly from England. This year we are inviting the Scottish, Welsh and Ulster beekeepers to join the survey so that we can gain a truly representative picture of honey and beekeeping issues across the UK. The results will be provided free to each beekeeping association.
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