Must-Know Bee Population Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Honey bee populations have declined by 40-60% in the United States since 1947."

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"Over the past 15 years, European bee populations decreased in size by 25%."

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"Colony collapse disorder (CCD), a phenomenon where bee colonies rapidly die, affected 60% of US beekeepers in 2007."

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"In the winter of 2018, 37% of managed honey bee colonies in the United States were lost."

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"Bumblebee populations in North America have seen an estimated decline of 87% since the late 1990s."

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"In the UK, wild bee species specializing in certain plants and habitats have suffered a 42% decline since the mid-1980s."

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"Since the 1960s, the number of beehives in New Zealand has increased from 200,000 to over 800,000 in 2020."

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"China experienced a 25% decline in its overall bee populations from the late 20th century to the early 21st century."

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"The honey bee population in Scotland fell by 79% between 2018 and 2019 due to harsh weather."

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"Brazil has lost about 500 million honey bees in just three months during 2019."

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"According to United Nations data, 35% of global invertebrate pollinators, including honey bees, face extinction."

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"The honey bee population in Turkey has increased by 68% from 2009 to 2019, reaching nearly 8 million beehives."

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"In a two-year study in Northern Ireland, 83% of participating apiaries experienced some level of honey bee colony loss."

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"Extreme weather caused a 50% decline in South Africa’s Western Cape honey bee population between 2016 and 2017."

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