Nearly 1 in 4 bee colonies died this winter, survey says

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that’s not quite as bad as n recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Yet dangers remain for the pollinators.
Under siege from parasites, disease, pesticide use, nutrition problems and a mysterious die-off, 23 percent of bee colonies failed, and experts say that’s considerably better than in the previous year, which was particularly bad, and in the preceding eight years, which averaged losses of 30 percent.

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Nearly 1 in 4 bee colonies died this winter, survey says

Nearly 1 in 4 U.S. honeybee colonies died this winter — a loss that’s not quite as bad as n recent years, says a new U.S. Department of Agriculture survey of beekeepers. Yet dangers remain for the pollinators.

Under siege from parasites, disease, pesticide use, nutrition problems and a mysterious die-off, 23 percent of bee colonies failed, and experts say that’s considerably better than in the previous year, which was particularly bad, and in the preceding eight years, which averaged losses of 30 percent.

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