Re: The Beeinformed Survey Is Now Taking Answers -- Please Complete It
I agree. The survey asks what the cause of your losses were as if it could be simply relegated to a single cause or that the beekeeper is even qualified to make a diagnosis and of course CCD is one of the choices. I put down varroa simply because I have consistently seen a pretty close correlation between treatment times and effectiveness and hive strength/survival. But of course we used to lose hives pre-varroa as well. Often losses are because of a queen failure which have clearly become more of a problem post varroa but was certainly a lesser problem pre-varroa as well.
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