Third of all English Colonies Lost Over Winter

The 2012/13 BBKA Winter Survival Survey has found that losses more than doubled across all regions in England.

2012/13 - 33.8%
2011/12 - 16.2%
2010/11 - 13.6%
2009/10 - 17.7%

Increase in Scottish Hive Loss over Winter

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A Scottish Government Bee Health Survey covering the 2012-13 winter has shown 79% of beekeepers lost at least one hive over winter compared with only 39% in the previous winter. Beekeepers identified the weather, queen health, starvation and varroa mites as responsible for losses.

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