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Bees: Conservation

Question for Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

UIN HL1957, tabled on 12 October 2017

To ask Her Majesty's Government what action they intend to take to help beekeepers provide a safe environment for bees to thrive.

Answered on

23 October 2017

In England, Defra supports beekeepers through the work of the National Bee Unit (NBU). NBU Bee Inspectors carry out inspections of over 5,000 apiaries each year looking for bee pests and diseases. Where key pests and diseases are found the inspectors take necessary statutory action for their control. They also provide beekeepers with training and advice.