"El cambio climático nos está golpeando": Los apicultores franceses esperan la peor cosecha de miel en medio siglo

Los apicultores franceses esperan su peor cosecha en décadas, ya que un clima inusualmente frío y húmedo debido al cambio climático ha impedido que las abejas produzcan miel..

Beekeepers association UNAF said that based on information received from regional associations it expects the honey harvest for 2021 to come in at 7,000 a 9,000 montones, or about a third of the 2020 harvest.

“This will be worst harvest in the history of our organisation, the worst in at least 50 años,” UNAF president Christian Pons said on Tuesday.

Pons said beekeepers across Europe have been hit by bad weather and climate change will have a lasting impact on honey production.

UNAF said 2021 will be a disastrous year for honey as, with the exception of a few rare areas in Francia, conditions have been very difficult for bees in spring and summer, with long periods of frost, cold, rain and northerly winds.

“Climate change, which beekeepers have felt for more than 15 años, is really hitting us,” UNAF said, adding that flowering seasons are becoming earlier and shorter.

Due to late frost and rains, there will be virtually no acacia honey this year, for the second year in a row, while rosemary, thyme and heather honey production, as well as chestnut and sunflower honey harvests, have been poor to virtually zero.

bosque, mountain and pine honey harvests have also been disappointing as the flowering season was too short and only lavender honey in the Mediterranean south-east of the country produced a good harvest, UNAF said.

The organisation estimates that France consumes about 40,000 tonnes of honey per year and imports more than 30,000 montones. Export volumes this year will be very low, decía.

“Little by little, climate change is hurting our business. At this rate, there will be less and less French honey," él dijo.

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