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Latest USDA survey indicates honey bee losses are declining

Published 06/30/2012, West Central Tribune

WILLMAR — According to the annual survey conducted by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Bee Informed Partnership and the Apiary Inspectors of America, total losses of managed honey bee colonies this last winter were 21.9 percent nationwide. This represents a substantial drop in mortality compared to the previous five years, when winter losses of around 30 percent had been reported.

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