The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has tallied up the in-season bee death numbers for both 2014 and 2015 (planting only), and the numbers are nothing short of staggering. The PMRA recently reported to the federal bee health roundtable that during the planting period there was roughly a 70% decrease in the number of reported bee yards affected in 2014 compared to 2013, and, in 2015, the reduction was about 80% compared to 2013. Let that sink in for a moment. Bee hive death incidents in 2014 were reduced 70% from 2013; 2015 saw an 80% reduction. Yes, it’s true,…
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