Bees on Radio 4 Farming Today

The BBC Radio 4 Farming Today program on 3rd December was all about bees. The programme included an interview with Ian Homer, the ex bee inspector who many of us have met.

Ian was talking about the danger to bees over winter with the low levels of stores they have been able to gather this year and how poor mating might see a lot of drone laying queens in spring.

The lead item was about the use of neonicotinoid insecticides, prompted partly by the recent Select Committee hearings.  Contributions were from the Syngenta chief scientist and the Soil Association.