Thursday, April 25, 2013
Modern Bee Fact #2
A typical loss of hives in an apiary is roughly 30% per season. An apiary affected by Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) can experience losses of 60-90%. One colony costs $125-180 to replace. In a yard of one-hundred hives, a 60% loss will cost at minimum between $7,500 and $11,250. Commercial beekeepers have hundreds to thousands of hives.