Early reports of honey bee losses in NZ…

Honey bee losses in New Zealand’s North Island:

A honey bee collecting pollen.

Scientists are responding to early reports of more honey bee colony losses on the Coromandel and in Waikato during autumn and winter, the symptoms of which they fear are consistent with a phenomenon known as colony collapse disorder (CCD), which has decimated honey bee populations in North America and Europe.

Last spring beekeepers on the western side of the Coromandel reported the mysterious disappearance of thousands of colonies of bees, resulting in estimated production losses of between 40 and 65 per cent of their honey crop.


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