Reading between the lines. Government will not accept BBKA research plan because they think it's ill conceived rubbish. (This is the plan used to justify the ?8m spend). DEFRA are (slowly) producing their own Bee Health strategy, which BBKA think is rubbish. But DEFRA hold the purse strings - they will certainly not release any funds for anything except their own plan. This fight is becoming a struggle for who rules the beekeeping world, the money being secondary.Still they got the BeeCzar to admit there was no money in the offing .
Excuse being "throwing money at it wont solve the problem".