A pan-EU epidemiological study, co-financed by the Commission, on honeybee colony losses, reveals a noticeable decrease in colony mortality rates over the winters of 2013 and 2014. While promising, these results should be interpreted with caution and will be subject to further analysis.
These results come from the final report of the recently concluded EPILOBEE 2012-2014 study on honeybee colony losses, carried out by the EU reference laboratory for bee health. The two-year study aimed to give a harmonized state-of-play of honeybee colony losses in each of the 17 participating Member States. The study also investigated the main honeybee diseases prevalent in Europe.
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