Honeybee Winter Die-off “Too High for Long-term Survival” – USDA Report

May 20, 2014 by  
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The preliminary results of the 2013–14 report on overwinter colony loss amongst U.S. honeybees have been announced by the United States Department of Agriculture ( USDA ). The report shows that while die-offs were not as bad as the previous winter, they are still at levels considered too high , confirmed Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack. To compound the issue, researchers aren’t sure why there was a slight improvement this year, making it impossible to predict or influence results for next winter. Read the rest of Honeybee Winter Die-off “Too High for Long-term Survival” – USDA Report Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: agriculture , Animals , bee dieoff , bees , CCD , colony collapse disorder , dead insects , food crops , food production , honeybees , insects , pollination , pollinators , usda , USDA report

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