42 percent of US bee colonies died in the past one year

By: trademagazin Date: 2015. 05. 15. 11:15

More than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer – according to a federal survey.

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Since April 2014, beekeepers have lost 42.1 percent of their colonies. It is the second-highest loss rate in nine years – according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture. (Hegyeshalmi Richárd, index)