- 26 Nov 2019 8:08 AM
- Hungary Matters
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.