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National bee health survey launched

26 August 2015

Bee hive.

Last spring, Coromandel beekeepers reported the unexplained disappearance of thousands of colonies of bees on the western side of the Coromandel Peninsula, resulting in production losses of between 45 and 65 per cent of their honey crops. Now, industry groups and researchers are turning to beekeepers for their help to protect the $5.1 billion industry. Both commercial and hobbyist beekeepers are being asked to take part in the country's first colony loss and survival survey.

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Keywords: survey, bees, characteristics of technology, brief development

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