UK honeybee numbers suffer further decline after harsh winter

Guardian: Honeybee numbers in the UK dropped again over the winter, though the rate of decline appears to have slowed slightly despite the harsh weather. In an encouraging note, the number of hives has doubled in three years to an estimated 80,000, according to the British Beekeepers Association, which released the survey of winter honeybee losses. On average, beekeepers lost 17% of their colonies in 2009-10, compared to 19% the previous year and 30% during the winter of 2007-08. There ......

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