Northern Ireland honey runs out - Public urged to revive beekeeping

The National Trust has just announced a new push to encourage people across the UK to revive the practice of beekeeping. The trust is introducing 45 new hives at its properties, including one at its Northern Ireland headquarters, Rowallane on the outskirts of the Co Down village of Saintfield. After two consecutive years of torrential summer rain, Northern Ireland has run short of honey. Between 1985 and 2005, the number of honeybee colonies across the UK have plummeted by half.

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