U.S. beekeepers report 43.9 percent of honeybee colonies losses

U.S. beekeepers report 43.9 percent of honeybee colonies losses

Beekeepers across the U.S. lost 43.9 percent of honeybee colonies between April 2019 and April 2020, with the majority of the losses recorded during the summertime, according to the preliminary results of the 14th yearly nationwide survey conducted by Bee Informed…

Natural disaster declared after deaths of more than 50 million bees, Croatia

Natural disaster declared after deaths of more than 50 million bees, Croatia

More than 50 million bees were found dead last week in Međimurje County, Croatia, prompting officials to declare a natural disaster on Monday, June 15, 2020. On June 9, millions of dead bees were seen blanketing the ground in an area between Podturn and Gardinovac,…

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented

Iran faces worst locust plague in 50 years, recent attacks unprecedented

Iran is under its worst desert locust outbreak in the past 50 years and for the second year in a row. Compared with last year, the swarms of desert locusts are much larger, and it is safe to claim that the recent attacks are unprecedented, officials said. According…

India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

India under worst locust attack in nearly 30 years

Massive swarms of locusts are wreaking havoc across western and central India, already destroying almost 50 000 ha (124 000 acres) of cropland. The outbreak has affected Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh and has also begun impacting Uttar Pradesh's Jhansi district on…