Hungary presented a joint proposal on supporting the health conditions of bee colonies through national apiculture programmes at a meeting of European Union agriculture and fisheries ministers in Brussels on Monday, the Agriculture Ministry said.
Hungary made the proposal on the importance of introducing measures to support apiculture in member states together with Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Romania.
Agriculture Minister István Nagy noted the unquestionable importance of the role of pollination in the farm and food sectors, addressing the decline in bee populations. He said incentives can keep beekeeping an attractive profession by reducing risks and improving profitability.
featured image: Minister István Nagy; via János Vajda/MTI