Preliminary Honey Bee Colony Losses Released

Jill Calabro, Ph.D. July 08 2019

Preliminary results for honey bee colony losses for 2018-2019 estimate losses of 37.7% from October 2018 thru April 2019, the highest level of winter loss since the survey began in 2006-2007. Average reported survey winter loss rate is about 28.8%.

The Bee Informed Partnership manages this annual survey and did not yet offer speculation for the slightly higher than normal loss. A full report will be released soon, including more details and confirmed data. However, researchers from the Bee Informed Partnership have previously identified Varroa mites as being the number one conc...

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