Government Funding The Wrong Beehive
“Beekeepers around the country will be wondering why the Government has found $43 million to spruce up the ‘unproductive’ Beehive in Wellington when it should be being spent on working beehives around the country eradicating Varroa bee mite,” ACT Rural Spokesman Owen Jennings said today.
“The Government’s priorities must be questioned when it can find $43million for a face lift for Ministers offices but it won’t fund the eradication of a mite that is threatening not just the beekeepers livelihoods but the whole of the agricultural/horticultural industries,” he said.
“It is a tragedy that the Government has not
made a decision in favour of eradication. Science backs
this option. Time is running out,” said Owen