Nectar sources for honey bees and the movement of honey bee colonies for crop pollination and honey production in England
Ingrid H Willlams, N Carreck and D J Little
A recent report by Corbet, Williams and Osborne expressed concern that changes in land use and beekeeping practice within the European Community (EC) were resulting in a shortage of bees for crop and wild flower pollination. It also highlighted the need for reliable statistics on apiculture and on the pollination practices of beekeepers in the EC to enable appropriate agricultural and environmental policies and co-ordinated research programmes to be developed to ensure adequate pollination in the future.
beekeeping practice, European Community, crop and wild flower pollination, nectar sources, statistics on apiculture