bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, January 16, 2005

Tasmanian angels

There's a claim that bee pollination is worth $Australian 200 million (US$150 million, UK£80 million) to the Tasmania economy and that there is a shortage of bees for fruit tree pollination there this year.

For a human population of just less than half a million people, that works out Australian $400 (US$300, UK£160) a head. Can any other region beat that?

The UK claims only UK£138.8 million for 59 million people -- about UK £2.36 per head. Has anyone ever seen the figures for California?


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