Thursday, 12 May 2016
American Beekeepers Suffer Another Unsustainable Loss of Honey Bee Colonies.
Nation of Change
Canadian beekeeper Tim Wendell. PinP photo
The Bee Informed Partnership, in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, report losing 44 percent of their total number of colonies managed over the last year—close to the highest annual loss in the past six years. Story here.
NOTE: Latest available figures show Canada in much better shape. According to the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists, colony loss here, nationwide over the winter of 2014-15 was just 16.4%.