Why Honey Production is Reducing in the United States?
Honey bees play a very critical role in the agricultural production of U.S. Pollination done by established and managed honey bee colonies augments at least $15 billion to the worth of U.S. agriculture yearly with amplified yields and top-quality produce. But managed honey has been under some serious pressure for quite some time now, which has resulted in the collapse of many colonies. Let's have a look at why honey production is reducing in the United States:
Colony Collapse Disorder
One of the main problems that have been affecting honey bees is colony collapse disorder (CCD). It is a syndrome which is called a dead colony that has no fully-grown bees and no dead bee bodies but a live queen. These colonies usually have honey and young bees. To date, no accurate scientific reason has been given that causes CCD. Most researches point towards various factors that might be responsible for CCD, and perhaps not all of them are involved in CCD incidents.
However, CCD is not the only major threat to the health of honey bees and the production of honey in the USA. Major factors that are hurting honey bee health can be split into four general categories, including pests and parasites pathogens, poor nutrition and sustenance, and exposure to pesticides. Let's see how these factors are responsible for the decline in honey production in the US.