honeybee Danny Perez Photography-Flickr-CC-640pxhoneybee_Danny_Perez_Photography-Flickr-CC-640pxA pioneering European Union survey into the impact of pests and diseases on honey bees in 2012 and 2013 found death rates were lower than feared, in part countering concerns about the collapse of colonies of the crop-pollinating insects.

“It’s the first major study of pests and diseases that affect honey bees. A lot of it seems very encouraging,” said a bee specialist in response to the study of 32,000 bee colonies across 17 EU member states.

(READ the story from Reuters)

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