Wisconsin sees large bee colony loss

A national survey shows beekeepers lost more than 42 percent of their colonies over the past year. Wisconsin's losses were even higher.

According to preliminary results of the Bee Informed Partnership survey, Wisconsin respondents say they lost more than 60 percent of their colonies over the last year.

“I've heard of some losing lots of bees, but 60 percent is higher than I would have anticipated from people I've talked to,” said Gordon Waller, president of Wisconsin Honey Producers.

Read more: Price County Review

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