This looks like a good year for beekeepers! Only 22.2% of the colonies were lost over the winter, compared to the annual average loss of 28.6%. Last year there was a record-high number of losses in the winter, with 37.7% lost colonies. Though many different factors are endangering honeybees, who are crucial to our food supply, beekeepers are expecting a really good year after the low numbers of 2020.

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