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Standard survey methods for estimating colony losses and explanatory risk factors in Apis mellifera.

Romée van der Zee1*, Alison Gray2, Céline Holzmann3, Lennard Pisa1, Robert Brodschneider4, Róbert Chlebo5, Mary F Coffey6, Aykut Kence7, Preben Kristiansen8, Franco Mutinelli9, Bach Kim Nguyen10, Adjlane Noureddine11, Magnus Peterson12, Victoria Soroker13, Grażyna Topolska14, Flemming Vejsnæs15, Selwyn Wilkins16.

1Netherlands Centre for Bee Research, Durk Dijkstrastr. 10, 9014 CC, Tersoal, Netherlands.
2University of Strathclyde, Department of Mathematics and Statistics, Glasgow, G1 1XH, UK.
3Formerly at Institut Technique et Scientifique de l’ Apiculture et de la Pollinisation, Institut de l’ abeille, 75595 Paris, France.
4Department of Zoology, Karl-Franzens University Graz, Universitätsplatz 2, A-8010 Graz, Austria.
5Slovak University of Agriculture, Department of Poultry Science and Small Animals Husbandry, Tr. A. Hlinku 2, 94976 Nitra, Slovakia.
6Department of Life Sciences, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland.
7Middle East Technical University, Department of Biology, 06800, Ankara, Turkey.
8Swedish Beekeepers Association, Trumpetarev 5, SE-59019 Mantorp, Sweden.
9Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale delle Venezie, National Reference Laboratory for Beekeeping, Viale dell’Universita’ 10,35020 Legnaro (PD), Italy.
10University of Liege, Gembloux Agro-Bio Tech, Department of Functional and Evolutionary Entomology, B-5030 Gembloux, Belgium.
11Departement of Biology, University of Boumerdes, Algeria.
12Scottish Beekeepers Association, 20, Lennox Road, Edinburgh, EH5 3JW, UK.
13Agricultural Research Organization The Volcani Center, 50250 PO Box 6, Bet Dagan, Israel.
14Warsaw University of Life Sciences, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Ciszewskiego 8, 02-786 Warsaw, Poland.
15Danish Beekeepers Association, Fulbyvej, DK-4140 Sorø, Denmark.
16National Bee Unit, Food and Environment Research Agency, Sand Hutton, York, YO41 1LZ, UK.

*Corresponding author: Email: romee.van.der.zee@beemonitoring.org