Monday, May 3, 2010
The Apiary Inspectors of America (AIA) and the USDA have completed the fourth annual census of winter honey bee colonies in the U.S. What they found was troubling. Thirty-three percent of all the colonies in the United States died last winter. But that's not all. Of those who completed the census, they lost over forty percent of their colonies. When looking at all the respondents to the census over the previous three years, researchers found a twenty-three percent increase in the average number of honey bees lost. The cause of this massacre...Mother Nature. Let's just hope she is a "better Mother" this season. Click here to read more about the dying honey bees.