2018 Annual Euro-Bee Count


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By Alex Wierbinski - Posted on 07 June 2019

 

THE BUZZ

Honey Bee Visiting Flowers
Western Honey Bee, Wiki, Louis Docker.
Western Honey Bee, Wiki, Louis Docker.

 

Annual Euro Bee Count

Honey Bee Colonies Down by 16%,
University of Strathclyde, June 5, 2019.

MAIN POINTS

Mostly Euro-Count
"...survey of 25,363 beekeepers in 36 countries..."

"...33 countries in Europe - including the four nations of the UK - along with Algeria, Israel and Mexico."

Count & Amount
16.3% Lost in 2017-18
"...out of 544,879 colonies...at the start of winter, 89124 were lost..."

Previous Years
20.9% colony loss in 2016-17.

12.0% colony loss in 2015-16.

"Loss of honey bee colonies is a highly complex issue."

 

 

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