Survey results of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony losses in China (2010–2013)

@article{Liu2016SurveyRO,
  title={Survey results of honey bee (Apis mellifera) colony losses in China (2010–2013)},
  author={Z. Liu and C. Chen and Qingsheng Niu and Wenzhong Qi and Chunying Yuan and S. Su and Shidong Liu and Yingsheng Zhang and X. Zhang and Ting Ji and Rongguo Dai and Zhongyin Zhang and Shunhai Wang and F. Gao and Haikun Guo and Liping Lv and G. Ding and W. Shi},
  journal={Journal of Apicultural Research},
  year={2016},
  volume={55},
  pages={29 - 37}
}
  • Z. Liu, C. Chen, +15 authors W. Shi
  • Published 2016
  • Biology
  • Journal of Apicultural Research
  • Survey results of colony losses of honey bee (Apis mellifera) have been reported worldwide in recent years. However, there has previously been no large-scale survey reported for China, the largest beekeeping country. Here we present the result of a three-year survey from 2010 to 2013, using the standard COLOSS questionnaires. In total, we received 3,090 responses, including 485 from part-time beekeepers, 2,216 from sideline beekeepers, and 389 from commercial beekeepers. Colony losses were low… CONTINUE READING
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