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The movement of honey bee colonies for crop pollination and honey production by beekeepers in Great Britain



The movement of honey bee colonies for crop pollination and honey production by beekeepers in Great Britain



Bee World 78(2): 67-77



A survey by the Bee Farmers' Association (UK) of commercial beekeepers (each with 40 colonies or more) was carried out in 1994 in order to obtain information on the movement of honey bee colonies for crop pollination or honey production. The 76 beekeepers who replied had moved colonies to 30 types of field (60%), fruit (37%), seed (2.5%) and glasshouse crops (0.5%); oilseed rape, field bean and apple dominated (76% of all colonies moved).

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DOI: 10.1080/0005772x.1997.11099337


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