The Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey reports this year’s first quarter loss is 12-percent, compared to 22-percent last year.
There are many potential causes for bee die-off, but most scientists agree the parasitic Varroa mite is a major factor.
A new study shows the trends in the declining honey bee population across the United States.
A Purdue University investigation found that about 29 percent of Indiana’s honeybees died off this past winter.
Beekeepers continue to experience a decline because of "colony collapse disorder," a phenomena first identified in 2006.
Purdue University experts say parasitic mites are going to be more populous this year because of the warmer winter and spring.