By Alison Benjamin

British Beekeepers Association says level of winter losses is unacceptably high as European Food Safety Authority launches investigation into bee threats

More than 14% of England’s honeybee colonies died over the winter, the latest research from the British Beekeepers Association (BBKA) has found.

The BBKA’s annual survey of beekeepers across England’s found that winter losses were highest in the west country (18%) and lowest in the north of England (11.8).