Improving Honeybee Health

WPC_logo“Nationwide Survey Shows Dramatic Improvement in Honeybee Health,” by Todd Myers.honeybee_ars_usda150
During the last week, there has been a great deal of attention to a study claiming pesticides are responsible for an increase in honeybee hive death. Known as Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD), beekeepers and scientists have been working to find out what is to blame for the trend. What has been ignored, however, is recent good news about CCD. A recent study by Bee Informed, a nationwide survey of beekeepers, the percentage of hives that died over winter fell from 30.5 percent in 2012-13 to 23.2 percent last winter, a 25 percent reduction in hive mortality. The survey is extremely robust, covering an estimated 20 percent of all hives in the country. Read more.

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