I meant, why do you say that this is unsustainable? It isn't like those losses are expected to be the new normal. It isn't like those colonies that were lost are not going to be recouped, reoccupied. The numbers are recoverable.25% is the average Canadian overwinter loss for this past winter.
I'm sure they're looking into the 58% loss figure.
Yup, an NY was about 50%. These numbers came from stationary beekeepers and I don't think that all that many were surveyed.pretty close to what the state of ohio reported in the bee informed survey. other northern states with similar results.
tough winter that last one.
What makes you think it will keep up? And if it does, do you really think no one will fill the niche?I think that the main issue is still that Ontario beekeepers have reported a 58% winter mortality for this year after a 36% (if I recall correctly) winter mortality last year.
If it keeps up, many will throw in the towel.