More Bees

Joan has another question about bees:

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs what the value was of (a) UK honey production and (b) pollination services provided by beekeepers in (i) 2004, (ii) 2005 and (iii) 2006.

The answer is almost as pleasing as finding out about the National Bee Unit.

The value of honey production in the UK in 2004 was £17.3 million and in both 2005 and 2006 was approximately £18 million per year. On the basis of an economic evaluation in 2001, the estimated economic value of crops grown commercially in the UK that benefit from bee pollination is £120 million to £200 million per year.

Isn’t incredible what the civil service knows.

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About Andrew Brown

I live in Lewisham, South East London, and spent 9 years as a Labour councillor in the borough between 1997 and 2006.
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One Response to More Bees

  1. Sue Luxton says:

    Would that include Catford Honey, as sold in Sheel Pharmacy?!

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