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Table 1 Total colony losses and over-wintering colony losses represented from Table 2 in Pilling et al. (2013) [includes colonies lost to AFB (1 from the control group and 3 from the treated group at a single site in 2007)] [2]

From: Authors’ response on Hoppe et al. (2015) “Effects of a neonicotinoid pesticide on honey bee colonies: a response to the field study by Pilling et al. (2013)”. Environ Sci Eur (2015) 27–28

  Control Treated
Total Over-winter Total Over-winter
Maize, n = 18
 2006 0 0 1 0
 2007 1 0 8 2
 2008 3 0 7 1
 2009 7 1 1 1
 2010 6 6 4 4
 Total 17 7 21 8
 Average per year 4.25 1.4 4.2 1.6
 Average % colonies 23.6 7.8 23.3 8.9
Oilseed rape, n = 12
 2005 1 0 0 0
 2006 0 0 0 0
 2007 0 0 3 3
 2008 2 2 0 0
 2009 1 1 0 0
 Total 4 3 3 3
 Average per year 1 0.75 0.75 0.75
 Average % colonies 8.33 6.25 6.25 6.25
 Overall % 16.0 7.0 14.8 7.6