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Honeybee colony losses increased in 2012-2013 winter

Managed honeybee colony deaths rose during the 2012-2013 winter. The latest losses were 31.1 percent of managed honeybee colonies compared to 22 percent in losses reported by beekeepers in the 2011-2012 winter. Researchers say a mild winter last year aided bees (Graphic Source: Bee Informed Partnership).