Someone drug a horror story onto our online bee clubs facebook page about 60% of surviving colonies still being damaged from last winter and pesticides and evil ju ju. Then I read that 60% of Ohio's bees died last winter.
What is the real state of bees nationwide? Did I just not hear of massive die offs on the almonds and other pollination. Mine are fine after a hard non migratory winter on granulated beet sugar surrounded by grain fields doused with Roundup. I don't love herbicides and pesticides but see why the farmers are treating. What is the actual state of things? I ask here on the commercial forum hoping to dodge input from the lonely bird types.