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Bee Survey: Lower Winter Losses, Higher Summer Losses, Increased Total Annual Losses

by Agricultural Research Service
Losses of managed honey bee colonies were 23.1 percent for the 2014-2015 winter but summer losses exceeded winter numbers for the first time, making annual losses for the year 42.1 percent, according to preliminary results of the annual survey conducted by the Bee Informed Partnership (, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Apiary Inspectors of America.