Source: Robert Arnason,, September 15, 2020

Over the last five years, bee colony losses in Canada have ranged from about 16.4 percent to 32 percent.

About 40 percent of Alberta’s bee colonies did not survive the winter of 2020, the highest percentage of any province in Canada.

On Sept. 11 the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists released its annual report on honeybee losses across Canada. After surveying beekeepers from coast to coast, they concluded that 30.2 percent of bee hives failed to survive the winter, meaning a colony didn’t have sufficient bees to be viable.

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