Survey: Almost Half of All Bee Hives in the U.S. Died in Past Year

According to a federal survey, more than two out of five American honeybee colonies died in the past year, and surprisingly the worst die-off was in the summer. Since April 2014, beekeepers lost 42.1% of their colonies, the second highest loss rate in nine years, according to an annual survey conducted by a bee partnership that includes the U.S. Department of Agriculture Study co-author Keith Delaplane at the University of Georgia said, "What we're seeing with this bee problem is just a loud signal that there's some bad things happening with our agro-ecosystems."