Beekeeping Association: agriculture will collapse without beekeepers

Date: 2020. 01. 22. 11:30

Without beekeepers, agriculture will collapse, so the European Union must provide them fair market conditions – the president of the National Hungarian Beekeeping Association told M1 news channel on Wednesday.

Bross Péter recalled that cheap “man-made honey” had begun to flow from Asia fifteen years ago, resulting in only a quarter of US apiaries remain. Therefore, America imposed a duty on Chinese honey, thereby stabilizing its honey market.
The European Union will not take such a measure for political reasons, but beekeepers are unable to survive under such market conditions – he stressed. (MTI)