USDA releases results of new honeybee health survey

Survey developed as part of National Pollinator Research Action Plan gives new insight into losses of managed bee colonies.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture's National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) recently released the results of its first ever "Honey Bee Colony Loss" survey. The survey queried more than 20,000 beekeepers about their total number of colonies, colonies lost, colonies added and colonies affected by certain stressors, and it utilized state-level estimates on key honeybee health topics.

The survey was developed as part of the "National Strategy to Promote the Health of Honey Bee

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