French honey crop under threat as bee deaths blamed on pesticides – The Connexion

A honeybee on an apiary, spreading feromones t...

A honeybee on an apiary, spreading feromones to ‘call back’ her collegues, showing her nassanoff-gland. Location: Tübingen-Hagelloch. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

HONEY production is dropping severely in France with beekeepers blaming the use of certain pesticides.

Last year’s production was just 15,000 tonnes, compared to 33,000 in 1995, and mortality rates of bee colonies have been rising, averaging about 15-30% per year depending on the region.

via French honey crop under threat as bee deaths blamed on pesticides – The Connexion.

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