Published in the American Bee Journal, the 2006 – 2007 survey was the first Winter Loss Survey. It was conducted by members of the Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA). The total loss and average loss of bees in all operations was 31.8% and 37.6%, respectively.
vanEngelsdorp D, Underwood R, Caron D, Hayes J Jr (2007) An estimate of managed colony losses in the winter of 2006–2007: a report commissioned by the Apiary Inspectors of America. Am Bee J 147: 599–603.