This from Joe Waggle (who does an amazing job of tracking this stuff down):

In accordance with reporting every colony collapse as CCD, we must include
the following die-offs as CCD events. Especially the 1794 instance in
Edinburgh which IMO is highly symptomatic of CCD.

950, 992 and 1443 Ireland In Ireland, there was a “great mortality of
bees” (Flemming G (1871)

1794 Edinburgh, Midlothian
“The following extraordinary instance of the industry of Bees, happened
this season in a bee hive the property of Mr. John Scotland, Merchant,
...What is very remarkable, when
the hive was smoked, there were not above 200 bees in it..

1872 Wisconsin Janesville,
“—A gentleman, in Fond du Lac, who usually keeps a great many bees, states
that at least two-thirds of his bees died last winter. He thinks that from
two-thirds to three-quarters of the bees in the county have died this

1879 Illinois
“Extraordinary Mortality among Bees… One large bee raiser in this State
who had 220 swarms of bees has now only eighteen, and the other who had
over 800 swarms has now not a single healthy hive of bees. It has been
ascertained by correspondence that in New York and the New England States
over 60 per cent, of the bees have died,..”

1885 United States
"The season of 1884-85 stands out in the history of American beekeeping as
one of terrible devastation" (BEEKEEPING (1915) By E.F. Phillips Pg. 343)

1885 Iowa
“…with great unanimity they denounce the honey dew as the cause of the
unexampled and ruinous losses of bees during the past winter. One bee-
keeper loses fifty-one out of fifty-three colonies, and the two left, are
miserably weak. Others have lost ninety-five per cent…”

1904 United States
"During the winter of 1903-04 probably seventy percent of the bees in New
England died." (BEEKEEPING (1915) By E.F. Phillips Pg. 343)

1904 Wisconsin
“Hard on the Bees. Bee keepers report that the present winter has been an
exceptionally hard one on the swarms, and that as a consequence there will
be a great loss to keepers….”

1905 Texas
“…Hard Winter and Too Much Rain Curtails Industry.…. …Phillips, president
of the Nueces Valley Beekeepers’ Association, states … Last winter the
beekeepers suffered a loss, of probably 50 percent of their stock, and the
rains during the spring have been detrimental to the honey flow in the
flowers up to this time.”

1910 United States
" 1909-10 the loss was probably fifty per cent in the northeastern
United States." (BEEKEEPING (1915) By E.F. Phillips Pg. 343)

1910 Nebraska
“… The News learns that all, or nearly all, of the bees in this part of
the state were killed by the severe winter. The owners of a large number
of hives on examination find that the bees died In the early part of
winter. This means a shortage in the honey crop. There is now and then a
hive where there are a few live bees and in some instances a hive or two,
out of many, escape, but the slaughter was the worst known in this section
for years.”

1912 United States
"The winter of 1911-12 was also one of heavy mortality, the actual death
of colonies costing the beekeepers in the eastern United States millions
of dollars." (BEEKEEPING (1915) By E.F. Phillips Pg. 343)

1912 Illinois
“The honey crop In central Illinois, will be light this season, due to the
fact that many of the Insects were killed by the severe temperature of
last winter. “

1917 California
“…Winter losses of bees range from 10 to 15 per cent, and in some states
the loss was almost 50 per cent during the winter of 1916-17,…”

1996 New York
“Two ferocious mites are decimating a bee population already weakened by
two straight harsh New York winters….” "It's devastating." Just ask
commercial beekeeper John Earle of Locke, who lost 70 percent of his 900
hives to the mites…”