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Honeybee deaths reaching crisis point
Britain's honeybees have suffered catastrophic losses this year, according to a survey of the nation's beekeepers, contributing to a shortage of honey and putting at risk the pollination of fruits and vegetables.
The survey by the British Beekeepers' Association (BBKA) revealed that nearly one in three of the UK's 240,000 honeybee hives did not survive this winter and spring.
The losses are higher than the one in five colonies reported dead earlier this year by the government after 10% of hives had been inspected.
Originally posted by Clearskies
reply to post by Shamanator
Are you kidding?
Honey bees (IMO) are one of the most useful, productive insects we have!
The thing is, we still have hornets, wasps, yellow jackets and carpenter & bumble bees, that will sting you as well!