Our local bee inspector (Keith Morgan, Food & Environment Research Agency, Regional Bee Inspector, Eastern Region) has asked us to complete Defra survey on beekeeping.
Defra has commissioned People Science and Policy and East Malling research to conduct a study to better understand beekeepers' husbandry practices and how these are influenced by the advice available to them. Beekeepers’ opinions and experiences are a very important part of the study, which will help to improve advice and training for beekeepers, including the work being undertaken to raise beekeeping husbandry standards as part of Defra and Welsh Assembly Government’s Healthy Bees Plan.
We would like to gather views from beekeepers across England and Wales, both from those who are entirely new to the craft as well as from those with years of experience.
The survey can be found by clicking here.