Honey bee colonies for operations with five or more colonies in Kansas as of January 1, 2020, according to Jan.A National Agricultural Statistics Service of the USDA total 4500 The number of colonies in Kansas on Jan. April 2020 was 7500 In 2019, honey bee colonies were on 1 January, 1 July and 1 October 4500, 7500 or 4th800 honey bee colonies lost to operations with five or more colonies between January and March 2020 were 750 colonies, or 11% lost

In the period from April to June 2020, 440 colonies or 6% of the colonies were lost900 or 25% the highest number of honey bee colonies lost in a quarter in 2019.The quarter of 2019 with the lowest number of lost colonies was October through December with 650 lost colonies or 13%

Honeybee colonies added for operations with five or more colonies in the quarter January through March 2020 were 1200 colonies The number of colonies added in April-June 2020 was 1800 In the quarter of January to March 2019, 370 colonies were added, the highest number of honeybee colonies added for a quarter in 2019.The quarters of July-September and October-December 2019, both added with 190, showed the lowest number of honeybee colonies added in 2019 were added for a quarter

Honey bee colonies renovated for operations with five or more colonies in the period January to March 2020 were 130 colonies The number of colonies renovated in the period April to June 2020 was 1800 460 colonies were renovated from October to December 2019, the highest number of colonies were renovated in 2019 The lowest number of honey bee colonies renovated for a quarter in 2019 (110) occurred from January to March 2019

Refurbished colonies are those that received or received new honeybees through a kernel or pack.Varroa mites were number one in operations with five or more colonies in all quarters of 2019.The quarter from January to March 2019 featured 2019 with 86 the highest proportion of varroa mites at 9%

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