Bad winter sees 'huge loss' of honey bees

  • 13 June 2013
Honey bee

The number of honey bees in England has fallen dramatically because of the bad winter.

The British Beekeepers Association say that more than a third of bee colonies didn't survive because of the cold and wet conditions.

This year's figures are the worst since beekeepers began keeping records six years ago.

Glyn Davies, a beekeeper from Devon, said; "It is desperate; it is a huge loss of bees"

The worst hit area was the South West where over half of the hives were lost.