Winter Loss Survey 2009 – 2010

A survey of managed honey bee colony losses in the USA, fall 2009 to winter 2010

Published in the Journal of Apicultural Research, this survey found that over the winter of 2009-2010, US beekeepers lost an average of 42.2% of their colonies, for a total loss of 34.4%.

vanEngelsdorp, D., J. Hayes Jr, R. M. Underwood, D. Caron and J. S. Pettis. 2011 A survey of honey bee colony losses in the United States, fall 2009 to spring 2010. Journal of Apicultural Research. 50: 1-10

Written By: The Bee Informed Team

has written 50 post in this blog.

The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. Supported by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, we’re working with beekeepers to better understand how we can keep healthier bees. The key to our success is the true partnership we maintain across a wide range of disciplines including traditional honey bee science, economics, statistics, and medical research that makes all these tools available to this important research. And just as important as the tools are the people. We not only have the leading researchers in the honey bee industry, we also have advisory boards from the commercial beekeeping industries, almond and other commercial growers, as well as naturalists and conservationists from across the country.