Honey in crisis

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BEEKEEPERS: High temperatures seriously affecting honey production.

THE weather is far from being Almeria beekeepers’ best friend at the moment, in fact, they complain their situation is becoming impossible due to the high temperatures and drought this year.

Honey production during the latest season, the Almeria agricultural organisation co-ordinator Coag, complained, has fallen an estimated 70 per cent in the province, and unless something changes beekeepers have no idea how they will survive.

Matters are further worsened, Coag’s apiculture director in Almeria, Antonio Garcia reported, by ever-falling honey prices which are resulting in beekeepers earning less than their production costs. Leading the sector to seriously consider asking the Junta de Andalucia regional government for help before it goes out of business completely.

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