British beekeepers doubled their loss of honey bees last winter.

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Data on commercial honey bees suggest that a harsh winter combined with a long cold spring has caused an increase in the loss of honey bee colonies over the winter. Beekeepers usually lose around 16% of their hives. Last winter, they lost closer to 33%. Here is a link to the original article.

Honey bee by Ron Hemberger