Hungary To Boost Support For Beekeepers By 25%

  • 26 Nov 2019 8:08 AM
  • Hungary Matters
Hungary To Boost Support For Beekeepers By 25%
The government will raise support for beekeepers by 25% from next year, Agriculture Minister István Nagy told a national apiculture convention in Gödöllő, near Budapest.

Nagy said a pollination subsidy, introduced this year, would be doubled from next year, to 1,000 forints (EUR 3) per hive.

Total subsidies for beekeepers will climb to just under 1 billion forints, he added. Filling beekeepers’ ranks is becoming more difficult as the profession’s profitability declines, he said.

Honey output has been halved to just 15,000 tonnes a year, but an even bigger problem is the impact the declining number of hives has on pollination which has a broad impact on the national economy, he added.

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