An evaluation of analyses and data collection of winter loss in honey bees in Sweden

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This report evaluates current collection and use of data on winter loss in honey bees in Sweden and is a commission from the Swedish Professional Beekepers
Association. It includes an overview of factors which may influence winter loss in honey bees in Sweden. In Sweden, data on winter loss is collected by two
instances, the COLOSS survey and the Swedish Beekeepers Association (SBR). We identify several ways to improve his data collection and make it more cost efficient. Several recommendations are provided such as creating a Swedish partnership for bee health which can specify shared goals for winter loss management and identify needs for data and analyses.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Environmental Sciences
  • Agricultural Science
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLund
PublisherCentre for Environmental and Climate Research (CEC), Lund University
ISBN (Print)978-91-984349-2-7
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Publication categoryResearch

Publication series

NameCEC rapport