Bee Death Increase Seen in U.S. Survey Citing Mites, Viruses

May 15, 2015

From: The Washington Post/Bloomberg


A malady called Colony Collapse Disorder, which was identified nearly a decade ago and coincided with a doubling of honeybee death rates, has waned while traditional mites and viruses seem resurgent, the survey shows.


A rise in varroa mite, a longtime scourge of beehives, played a leading role in higher losses from smaller beekeepers, the survey found.

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