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Bee Colony Losses Down in 2016 for U.S. Beekeepers

The number of honey bee colonies lost last year is down from the previous year and shows an improvement over the ten-year average.

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The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a positive report on honey bee colonies this past spring. The number of commercial U.S. honey bee colonies was 2.89 million as of April 1–3% more colonies than during the same time frame in 2016. The total number of honey bee colonies lost was[…]

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Bumblebee Protections May Sting Many Industry Sectors

By Alan Kovski of Bloomberg BNA Developers, farmers, oil and gas companies, electric utilities and others may need to take steps soon to avoid harming an endangered bumblebee but say they are not sure how to go about it. Those worries have led industry associations to ask Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke[…]

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