bees, honey and other sticky subjects

Sunday, February 11, 2007

Czech facts

Honey consumption stats:
Czech Republic 700 grammes per person per year
Germany 1.2 kg
Austria 1.2 kg
Switzerland 1.4 kg
Greece 2.4 kg.

Last year, a record 9,080 tonnes of honey was produced in the Czech Republic.
3,360 tonnes were exported and 2,390 tonnes imported.

Bee colonies numbered 525,000 last year, down from 800,000 in 1990.
Beekeeper numbers fell to 49,000 from 80,000 in the same the period.
The total population is 10.25 million.

So an EU-backed campaign has been started to increase Czech honey consumption.



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