Recently, the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) released a preliminary report on the reported winterloss percentages across Canada.
The report shows that Ontario, with early reported information, is showing a winterloss of 17%. British Columbia seems to have experienced higher losses with an initial report of 32% with the Canadian average currently sitting around 23%.
See the Preliminary report on Honey Bee Wintering Losses in Canada (2021) HERE.
The OBA recently closed the internal winterloss survey as well. While we don’t have the specific percentages to report on, a range of data is requested to get a picture of how Ontario is doing. 43% of respondents had less than 20% loss over the winter.
See the OBA report HERE.