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Logo: NZ Colony Loss SurveyThe first NZ Colony Loss and Survival (COLOSS) survey of beekeepers was carried out in spring 2015 by Manaaki Whenua – Landcare Research. The survey was funded by MPI and the beekeeping industry to deliver a “baseline” of information about the status of bees and the challenges that beekeepers face. The survey was largely based on international COLOSS surveys, although it was tailored to the realities of beekeeping in New Zealand.