Bees in need

Could you adopt this bee?

Beekeepers all over Britain are urging bee lovers to “adopt” a hive, to help improve the future for the common honeybee.

With the numbers of the honeybee declining steadily, the British Beekeeper’s Association (BBKA) are promoting a new campaign to encourage bee lovers – especially those who are unwilling or unable to keep a hive of their own – to help fund the protection of our fuzzy, winged friends.

The money will be used to aid research into the health of bees and support the training for beekeepers around the UK.

With the commercial value of honey weighing in between a massive £10 million to £30 million, it’s no surprise to learn that numerous areas of the UK’s economy could be affected.

Agriculturists and chefs alike could suffer if the number of honey bees continues to decline. So much so, that the Telegraph has reported that Michelin-star chef Raymond Blanc is backing the campaign.

If you would like to adopt a hive, visit the BBKA for more information.

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2 Comments

  1. katieafox said,

    April 12, 2010 at 2:01 pm

    I read about how much honey is actually used in food production. It’s amazing to think of all the things that wouldn’t be available if honey bees became extinct!

    • ldenny27 said,

      April 15, 2010 at 12:32 pm

      That’s why conservationists and animal activists have been so keen to promote the need for more trained beekeepers and more hives across the UK. Those fuzzy little critters need some looking after given that we take so much of what they produce for our own needs.


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