Scottish Beekeepers Magazine article (August 2012) 'Investigation of winter loss rates'

  • Christopher N. Connolly (Interviewee)

    Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - media article or participation


    Based on our observation in the SBA survey for overwintering of honeybees in Scotland, these authors assess whether the observed difference in east v west survival rates correlates with foraging on oilseed rape (OSR). Using historical data not previously analysed in this way, they find a 2-fold increase in overwintering failures when colonies had foraged on OSR. This was true for all years on which they held data: 2006-7, 2007-8 and 2010-11.
    Period1 Aug 2012
    Held atScottish Beekeepers Association, United Kingdom