Experts expect good honey harvest in Russia

Published May 26, 2024

Tridge summary

Beekeepers in Russia are reporting higher than average losses of bee colonies this winter, with some regions experiencing up to 70% losses. Experts believe that while honey production will not be significantly affected, the Varroa mite and tick infestations are the main causes of these losses. The Union of Industrial Beekeepers of Russia (SPPR) has expressed concern about the underestimation of the Varroa mite threat and the introduction of a new type of tick from Central Asia. Despite the loss of honey plants due to frost in the Volgograd region, beekeepers remain optimistic that other honey plants will compensate and the honey yield will be average.
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This year, beekeepers in a number of regions are reporting problems with bees coming out of winter. Experts confirm that the death of bee colonies is indeed higher than normal, but they expect that this factor will not affect honey production. According to a survey conducted among members of the Union of Industrial Beekeepers of Russia (SPPR), a quarter of respondents lost bee colonies up to 30% of the total number of overwintered colonies. “In the country as a whole, this figure is even higher. Representatives of Udmurtia, Kostroma, Tambov, Nizhny Novgorod and Novgorod regions talk about losses of up to 50% or more. It's a lot! Wintering with losses of up to 10% is considered successful,” the acting director told Agroinvestor. Chairman of the SPPR Alexander Kudashev. Beekeepers in the Altai region and Kuzbass assess the wintering as successful, he adds. Anna Brandorf, head of the beekeeping laboratory of the Federal Agrarian Research Center (FANC) in the North-East of Kirov, ...
Source: AgroInvestor
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