Bee removal has become a popular way to help honeymooners avoid the disease and keep them comfortable.
In India, the honeybee population has been falling steadily since the 1970s, but honeybee populations in China have continued to grow.
The Chinese government has proposed to limit honeybee numbers to around 20,000 in order to protect them from disease.
China is a major honeybee producer, and many honeybee colonies are still located in the country.
In the case of India, beekeepers have been lobbying to keep honeybee colony numbers low.
A recent study in the journal PLOS ONE found that honeybee losses have decreased from 80 percent to 15 percent over the last two decades.
In India alone, honeybee production is estimated to be at about $1 billion a year, and honeybee honey production is projected to grow from just over 100 million tons to about 1.5 billion tons annually by 2030.