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To document which bee disease/parasites/pests of honey bees are present in Colorado and the U.S. and to provide information on the causes of honey bee decline. The survey will also evaluate pollen from sampled hives for the presence of exposure to pesticides.
Colorado and the Honey Bee Survey; How it works and how you can help.
Participating apiaries must have four or more hives. CDA will sample from 24 apiaries statewide. Past focus has been on apiaries with 8 or more hives. We want to get a more representative picture of honey bee health in the state.
The CDA will sample from 24 apiaries statewide. Past focus has been on apiaries with eight or more hives. This year we have the approval to include apiaries with as little as 4 hives. We want to get a more representative picture of honey bee health in the state.
State Survey Coordinator
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