Saturday, 17 May 2014
The U.S. Department of Agriculture Reports Honeybee Death Rate There "Too High for Long-Term Survival!"
EcoWatch: Over the past winter—a season when honeybee hives are most vulnerable—the U.S. lost 23.2 percent of its hive honeybee population. That is lower than the previous winter’s 30.5 percent death rate, but the cumulative impact on honeybee populations over the past eight years poses a major threat to their long-term survival, as well as the country’s agricultural productivity, the USDA said. Details here.