JA was anticipating people would want to become farmers in this economic climate, but they are as yet underwhelmed. A bus company in Kyushu advertised for drivers, who they would train and employ, but no one showed up. While at the same time a small municipality advertised for 5 public servant posts, and got over 900 applications.
People seem to want to avoid "three K" jobs, kitsui, kitanai, kiken, or tiring, dirty, and dangerous. The bee shortage seems to be a similar problem
The honeybee shortage is attributable to a sharp decrease in the number of those kept by beekeepers.I just don't think the Japanese population is hungry enough yet. Look how much of what they have they waste.
Honeybee shortage threatens fruit and vegetable producers in Japan