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The Apiary Inspectors of America, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Penn State University have" teamed up to determine the extent of bee losses" across the USA.

The following are the questions that the survey asks. Question number 8 seems to [perhaps] indicate which way the researchers are thinking:


1 How many living colonies did you have on October 1, 2009?

2 How many living colonies did you have on April 1, 2010?

3 How many splits, increases, and/or colonies did you make/buy between October 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010?

4 How many splits, increases and/or colonies did you sell between October 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010?

5 What percentage of the colonies that died between October 1, 2009 and April 1, 2010 were lost without dead bees in the hive or apiary? If you did not lose any colonies, leave this blank.

6 What percentage of loss over this time period would you consider acceptable?

7 To what do you attribute the cause of death for the colonies that died? If you did not lose any colonies, please leave this blank.

8 What percentage of your hives did you send to California for almond pollination?

9 How many times, on average, did you move your colonies last year?

10 For how many years have you been keeping bees?

Via: http://www.examiner.com/x-33676-Northeast-Beekeeping-Examiner%7Ey2010m3d30-US...

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