Honeybees in the United States are still dying off at unsustainable rates. Last year, we saw the second-highest losses in managed colonies since 2010:
Oregon state saw the lowest levels of loss, while Oklahoma saw the highest:
Colony collapse disorder is no longer the chief threat to managed honeybee colonies during the winter.
But losses during the spring and summer were still extremely high, and although experts still aren't sure exactly why, parasites, pesticides, and poor nutrition are all plausible culprits.