This report provides information on honey bee colonies in terms of number of colonies, maximum, lost, percent lost, added, renovated, and percent renovated, as well as colonies lost with Colony Collapse Disorder symptoms with both over and less than five colonies. The report also identifies colony health stressors with five or more colonies. The data for operations with honey bee colonies are collected from a stratified sample of operations that
responded as having honey bees on the Bee and Honey Inquiry and from the NASS list frame. For operations with five or more colonies, data was collected on a quarterly basis; operations with less than five colonies were collected with an
This publication was produced from 1942 to 1988 and provided information about the number of bee colonies that produce honey, the yield per colony, total honey production, the average price per pound, price by color class and value, and honey stocks by state and nationally. It was produced from 1942 to 1988.