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Published June 12, 2010, 12:00 AM

Continued decline in honey bee colonies confirmed by latest survey

WILLMAR — According to a recent survey conducted by the Apiary Inspectors of America and the U.S. Department of Agriculture, beekeepers report a 33.8 percent decline in managed honey bee colonies nationwide. The reported losses were from all causes during the period of October 2009 to April 2010.

By: Wes Nelson, USDA Farm Service Agency, West Central Tribune

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