United States Honey Bee Colony Losses 2021-2022: Preliminary Results show losses down from last year
Note: This is a preliminary analysis. Sample sizes and estimates are likely to change. A more detailed final report is being prepared for publication in a peer-reviewed journal at a later date.
The Bee Informed Partnership (http://beeinformed.org) has monitored managed honey bee colony loss rates since 2007, and identified risk factors and protective measures associated with beekeeping management.
This year marks the 16th anniversary of the survey, which relies on voluntary participation of beekeepers across the country during the month of April. It covered the one year period between April 2021 and April 2022.
This year, 3,601 beekeepers that collectively managed 335,946 colonies on 1 October 2021 in the United States provided validated survey responses. This represented 12% of the estimated …