Decline in US colonies on the rise... AGAIN?

Decline in US colonies on the rise... AGAIN?

On a sad note, I am hearing from many commercial beekeepers who have seen a significant loss in their colony numbers. Growers in California may be strapped to get all the bees they need for the almond bloom that is just a few weeks away. I hope the losses are not as high as I've heard, but certainly there are not as many colonies in California as needed.