1/3 of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year

America’s beekeepers watched as a third of the country’s honeybee colonies were lost over the last year, part of a decade-long die-off experts said may threaten our food supply.  The annual survey of roughly 5,000 beekeepers showed the 33% dip from April 2016 to April 2017. The decrease is small compared to the survey’s previous 10 years, when the decrease hovered at roughly 40%. From 2012 to 2013, nearly half of the nation’s colonies died.  “I would stop short of calling this

‘good’ news,” said Dennis vanEngelsdorp, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland. “Colony loss of more than 30% over the entire year is high. It’s hard to imagine any other agricultural sector being able to stay in business with such consistently high losses.”  The research, published Thursday, is the work of the nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America. READ MORE

1 Comment on "1/3 of U.S. Honeybee Colonies Died Last Year"

  1. [email protected] | May 27, 2017 at 4:58 am |

    Fact it fake news really the bees always die just like any other form of life has cycles of death

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