Daily News File Photo The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be collecting information about colony loss in the honey industry throughout the United States during September and October.

HARRISBURG, Pa. — The U.S. Department of Agriculture will be collecting information about colony loss in the honey industry throughout the United States.

The Quarterly Colony Loss survey will be conducted from September to October. This survey collects information about colony inventory and loss from more than 400 producers with honey bee colonies in the Northeast.

Participants will answer a variety of questions about their colonies. To ensure all survey participants have an opportunity to respond, interviewers will contact producers who do not respond by mail or online to conduct telephone interviews.

Survey results will be published in the annual Honey Bee Colonies report to be released in August 2021.

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