Graph showing colony losses for BBA

Based on figures taken from 16 of our members our colony losses for the past years ir roughly 55%. While there has been discussions blaming our cold summer last year and the fact that queens were not mated, it is not known to what extent this played a factor. Other factors to take into consideration are the Varroa Mite and the use of Pesticides which debilitate the bees navigation system. Maybe by keeping a record of our losses and comparing it to records from other parts of the country might give us more of an indication to the source of this proble 

We will update this figure as soon as we have the figures for all of our members.

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