About how much honey will a single worker bee produce in her lifetime? 1/12 of a teaspoon, half of a teaspoon, 1 ounce or two and a half pounds. It's not a lot. Experts estimate that a honeybee produces 1/12 of a teaspoon in her entire life.
2020 has been a strange year. I mean for honeybees. What were you thinking? It's not unusual for beekeepers to lose some of their colonies. Pests and diseases can cause that. Sometimes the insects are malnourished. Some colony losses have been blamed on pesticides. The recent good news for honeybees is that colony losses from the winter of 2019 to 2020 were the second lowest on record according to the Bee Informed Partnership. The bad news is that colony losses from this summer were the highest that the partnership has recorded since it started tracking this in 2006. These statistics are from the United States which currently has less than half the bee colonies it did in 1950. But the number of colonies worldwide has increased by tens of millions since then so it's not as much a concern globally. And there are multiple companies working to help bee populations.
2020年是特殊的一年 。我说的是蜜蜂 。大家怎么想？养蜂人损失一些蜂群是很常见的情况 。虫害和疾病会导致养蜂人受损 。有时营养不良也会导致这种情况 。有些蜂群的损失则要归咎于杀虫剂 。最近有关蜜蜂的好消息是，根据蜜蜂知情伙伴关系的数据，从2019年冬天到2020年，蜂群的损失为有记录以来第二低 。而坏消息是，今年夏天的蜂群损失是自2006年开始跟踪记录以来最高的 。这是美国的数据，目前美国的蜂群数量不到1950年的一半 。但那之后，全球蜂群数量增加了数千万，因此在全球范围内，这并不是令人担心的问题 。而且现在有多家公司致力于帮助蜜蜂种群 。
1. on record 有记录的；有记载的；
Last summer was the wettest on record.
2. according to 据（…所说）；按（…所报道）；
According to the forecast, it should brighten up later.
3. less than （用在数字或数量前）少于，低于，比…少；
The whole operation is performed in less than three seconds.
4. since then 以后；从此一直；
I saw them at Christmas but haven't heard a thing since then.