Honey bee Winter mortality 2012-2014 - Epilobee analysis

Honey bee Winter mortality 2012-2014 - Epilobee analysis

About the project

EPILOBEE was the first active epidemiological surveillance program implemented in 17 EU Member States, over 2 consecutive years (from autumn 2012 to summer 2014), following a harmonised protocol based on the EU reference laboratory guidelines. EFSA requested a statistical analysis on the EPILOBEE dataset to establish associations between colony mortalities and some factors including disease prevalence, the context of beekeeping and the apiary geographical distribution. The data set published is the result of the data cleaning and categorization performed on the EPILOBEE original dataset regarding winter mortality. The dataset comprises 4758 observations from apiaries across Europe.


Data providers, that participated in the project.

About shared data

Total number of data points shared: 4,758

American Foulbrood

Does the colony suffer by American foulbrood?

Apiarist book

Does the beekeeper track anything?

Apiary Population

How many colonies does individual apiary have?

Beekeeper for Range

How long is the beekeeper working with bees.

Beekeeper Qualifications

Is beekeeper qualified?

Beekeeper Trainings

Had Beekeeper any professional training?

Beekeepers activity

Are beekeepers working profesionally, part time or as hobby?

Beekeepers age range

What is the age of Beekeepers.

Chronic Paralysis

Does the colony suffer by Chronic paralysis?

Colonies production type

What is the primary purpose of the beekeeping?

Colony chronic depopulation

Is the beekeeper experiencing chronic depopulation?

Colony environment

In what kind of environment are the colonies present?

European Foulbrood

Does the colony suffer by European foulbrood?


Does the colony suffer by Nosemosis?

Organization member

Does the beekeeper track anything?

Primary breed name

What is the primary breed name being used by beekeeper?

Total number of colonies

How many colonies does the beekeeper have?

Varroa Mites infestation

Does beekeeper issues with Varroa Mites infestation?

Winter mortality

Percent of Bee mortality during Winter.