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Severe Weather Puts Bees Under Threat


12:14pm 22nd April 2014

Severe weather conditions are taking their toll on Britain's bee population.

Our honeybee colony deaths are amongst the worst in Europe.

Scientists say it's partly due to climate change and severe weather conditions.

We've been talking to Lesley Gasson from the Dorset Beekeeper Association.

She says the recent storms hit beekeepers in West Dorset particularly hard.

"When there was a huge wind, beehives were blown over and tumbled across fields and when they came to rest the bees were either dying or dead.  It was really very nasty."

"Some people's bees were carried off in a stream or a flood and there were pictures of bits of hive floating off in a torrent."

But Lesley says if you want to help by keeping your own bees, you must make sure you have the proper training first.

To find out more about beekeeping CLICK HERE

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