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    Hi all,

    Im a student in my final year at university working on a project to do with the decline of the honeybee. Im currently in the research phase and have created a survey to help me gather as much research as possible. I would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey, would help me out a lot.

    Thanks in advance

    survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DKZTHPL

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    I think you are taking a rather unscientific approach.
    What decline in Honey bees?
    Hive numbers are at record levels, honey production is at a new 4 year high.
    Beekeeping numbers are increasing annually (just check out the BBKA membership figures).
    Yet every question you ask assumes there is a decline.
    Where is the evidence for this decline?

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    Quote Originally Posted by icb96 View Post
    Hi all,

    Im a student in my final year at university working on a project to do with the decline of the honeybee. Im currently in the research phase and have created a survey to help me gather as much research as possible. I would really appreciate if you could take a few minutes to fill out the survey, would help me out a lot.

    Thanks in advance

    survey: https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/DKZTHPL
    Hi icb96 - it's great you are interested in honey bees but I feel you have wrongly been led to believe there is some great global decline in Honey bees. Honey bee numbers are increasing. The issue is that our need for pollination services is increasing even more and this deficit is being made worse by a very real decline in wild pollinator numbers.

    https://journals.plos.org/plosone/ar...l.pone.0082996

    This is just one of many papers out there that explain the issue in terms of pollination deficit.

    I would consider re-jigging the survey as many beekeepers will not take it seriously if you go all guns blazing with bees dying.

    Good luck !

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    Try this for some background on global honey bee colony numbers. https://adventuresinbeeland.com/2018...ees-are-there/

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    It's official ... the BBC say that bees are in trouble, so they must be.
    Fortunately, Oracle are involved now. With AI, machine learning and hive monitors.
    Unfortunately, poor Professor Simon Potts was stripped of his title by the end of the article.

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