bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Thursday, July 14, 2005

Minister for Bees responds to Badger

In a follow-up to yesterday's piece by Michael Badger on the Today Programme, the UK Government Minister for Bees came on the radio this morning to deny that cuts in the bee inspection service have been made.

Lord Bach said that no cuts on bees have been made and that none will be made until 2008. He said that new methods to control EFB (European Foulbrood) were being tested and that if successful could give beekeepers more responsibility for controlling EFB. But, he said, if the trials were not successful no cuts would be made.

Now, how will success be defined?


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