Download Report on the 2015 New Zealand Colony Loss and Survival Survey
A survey into the loss of bee hives in New Zealand has found the rate to be low-to-average compared to international studies.
The Ministry for Primary Industries (MPI) and the beekeeping industry released a report into the findings of the inaugural New Zealand Colony Loss and Survival Survey (NZCOLOSS) in 2015.
The results will provide baseline information for monitoring managed honey bee colony loss and survival over time. The major cause of hive loss was problems associated with Queen Bees.
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