Survey finds US honeybee losses improve from horrible to bad
WASHINGTON - A U.S. survey of beekeepers finds hope for America's ailing honeybees as winter losses were the lowest in more than a decade.
The annual survey released Thursday found beekeepers lost 21 percent of their colonies over last winter. That's the lowest winter loss level since the survey started in 2006 and an improvement from the winter before.
The U.S. government has set a goal of keeping losses under 15 percent in the winter.
Survey director Dennis vanEngelsdorp says the situation has gone from horrible to simply bad. He credits improvements in the fight against parasitic mites.
The Bee Informed Partnership survey was originally started by the government and now is run by a nonprofit. It's based on information from nearly 5,000 beekeepers who manage more than 360,000 colonies.
Desktop NewsClick to open Continuous News in a sidebar that updates in real-time.
Dr. William Tate ready to tackle new role as LSU System President
With Mother's Day business blooming flower shops are struggling to hire staff
Dr. William Tate becomes LSU's first Black university president
Bicycle shortage continues frustrating those in the industry
West Feliciana Parish leads the way in Louisiana vaccination efforts
LSU pitcher Matt Beck gets his moment at the plate
Brusly baseball needs extra innings to win regional series with Jennings.
Southern Athletic Director Roman Banks talks about coaching search
Drew Brees and Sean Payton enjoy the Zurich Classic
Legendary Parkview coach Kenny Guillot passes away at 76