Suffolk’s beekeepers have welcomed a multimillion aid package to protect declining bee populations and fund research into the threats they face.

The Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs (Defra) yesterday announced it would be investing an extra £4.3million in a bid to halt the fall in bees.

Bee populations face a growing number of threats including pests and diseases such as the varroa mite, while many colonies have been hit by the bad weather in the past two summers.

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