Beekeepers demand government subsidies

Estonian beekeepers would like the new coalition to show more interest in beekeeping, and want the government to support them with 20 euros per hive beginning 2018.

“All beekeepers, including small beekeepers, should get that support,” head of the Estonian Professional Beekeepers Association, Aleksander Kilk, told BNS. There are around 45,000 to 50,000 hives in Estonia, which means that beekeepers would get additional support between €300,000 and €500,000 a year, Kilk added.

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