Final CAPA Statement on Losses for 2021-2022 Winter

The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) and Provincial Apiarists coordinated the annual honey bee wintering loss report for 2021-2022. As in previous years, the survey consisted of harmonized questions based on the national beekeeping industry, with Provincial Apiarists collecting survey data across all provinces. Respondents collectively operated 480 983 honey bee colonies across Canada, representing 59% of all colonies wintered during 2021- 2022. The national winter loss, including non-viable bee colonies, was 45.5% with provincial losses ranging from 15.3% to 57.2%. The national colony loss reported in 2022 is almost twice the average of annual losses reported between 2007-2021 (25.8%).

Check out the full final report HERE.