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Farming Today - 22/12/2010


Around 6% of the UK's homes use oil for heating - supplied by tanker delivery to the door. But high demand and snowy conditions have meant some deliveries are being delayed by weeks. Anna Hill hears concerns from one community buyer that people may freeze to death if they're left without fuel. She also speaks to a fuel delivery company battling with conditions in Devon to reach vulnerable people who say many who have supplies are crying wolf to jump the ladder on deliveries. And researchers at the University of Aberdeen have devised a way to tackle the varroa mite which is killing off honeybees. They can trick them into self-destructing! Presented by Anna Hill and produced by Anne-Marie Bullock.

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  • 2010-12-22 05:45:00 - 2010-12-22 06:00:00 on Radio 4 FM, Radio 4 LW,