COLOSS: Honey bee colony loss/survival survey 2017/2018

Letter from Mary F Coffey, Teagasc, Oakpark Research Centre, Carlow: Although the weather as yet does not reflect the time of year, it is now time to complete our annual survey on winter colony losses. As described in my recent article on colony losses in the May edition of An Beachaire, this annual survey has allowed the creation of a reliable profile on the winter losses being experienced by beekeepers over the past 10 years.

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