An update on recent colony losses in Scotland from a sample survey covering 2006-2008

Alison Gray, Magnus Peterson, Alan Teale

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Abstract

Peterson et al. (2009) reported figures on honey bee colony losses from a postal survey of beekeepers in Scotland carried out in early summer 2006 on behalf of the Executive of the Scottish Beekeepers' Association (SBA). We now provide updated figures on Scottish colony losses and on the reasons for these losses, from a repeat survey in late spring 2008 and covering the period April 2006 to April 2008.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)129-131
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Apicultural Research and Bee World
Volume49
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010

Keywords

  • honey bees
  • Scottish beekeeping
  • stratified probability sample
  • varroa destructor
  • colony losses

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