Preliminary Analysis Shows Honey Bee Colony Losses of 40%

The Bee Informed Partnership has released preliminary results from its 13th annual survey of managed honey bee colony losses in the United States. The survey results represent almost 12% of the managed honey bee colonies in the nation. During the 2018-2019 winter, an estimated 37.7% of managed honey bee colonies in the United States were lost. This is an increase of seven percentage points over last year. For the entire, year-long, April-to-April survey period, beekeepers in the U.S. lost an estimated 40.7% of their managed honey bee colonies.