“Honeybees are voracious”: is it time to put the brakes on the boom in beekeeping? (via the Guardian)

The number of beehives in Britain’s cities is growing rapidly, putting pressure on native bees “that really need our help”, say scientists and experienced beekeepers.

There is growing concern from scientists and experienced beekeepers that the vast numbers of honeybees, combined with a lack of pollinator-friendly spaces, could be jeopardising the health and even survival of some of about 6,000 wild pollinators across the UK.

Full article here: the Guardian