Beekeepers warn over record winter bee loss
13 June 2013 Last updated at 07:34 BST
This winter's losses of honey bee colonies were the worst since records began six years ago, according to a survey carried out by the British Beekeepers Association.
It says more than a third of hives did not survive the cold, wet conditions.
All regions of England saw dramatic declines with the numbers lost more than double the previous 12 months.
Richard Lister reports.