More than 70 percent of people surveyed believe dogs have become a bigger problem than the honeybee.
A study released Tuesday by the American Veterinary Medical Association found that 71 percent of Americans believe dogs are a major cause of colony collapse disorder (CCD) and more than half of respondents believe they cause more damage than the bee.
And in 2016, the National Beekeepers Association, a trade group, reported that more than 3,000 U.S. beekeepers reported a loss of nearly 1 million colonies due to dog attacks, and more deaths have been attributed to dogs than honeybees.
But that study, which included surveys of nearly 3,400 U.K. bee farmers and beekeepers in California and the U.I.S., was the first to ask the question directly.
And the results are sobering.
For one thing, most Americans are still convinced that dogs are dangerous.
A 2016 poll by the Associated Press-NORC Center for Public Affairs Research showed that 80 percent of respondents believed dogs were at least moderately dangerous to their pets.
And a 2016 Gallup poll found that only 38 percent of U. S. adults believed dogs pose a “significant threat” to bees.
And more than one-third of Americans, including nearly three-quarters of dog owners, said dogs could have a negative impact on the health of their pets, according to a study by the University of Minnesota.
So even if the survey found that dog owners are becoming more concerned about dogs and their behavior, the overwhelming majority of people remain unconvinced.
“They are very much in denial, which I find difficult to believe,” said Dr. James H. Glynn, a professor of veterinary medicine at the University at Buffalo and the author of a forthcoming book about beekeeping and its effect on humans.
“It’s like, ‘Oh, this dog is just an annoyance.’
But what we’re seeing is the opposite of that.”
Glynn said he and other scientists have begun to question the prevalence of dog bites.
The latest U.N. report found that a third of dog attacks are attributed to the presence of a dog.
But even with the increased interest in dogs, it’s hard to prove that dogs cause more than just honeybee losses.
The problem, Glynn and other experts say, is that the problem of bee colonies is far more complicated than just a handful of incidents.
For instance, many of the more than 50,000 colonies in North America’s bee-dependent central U.T.A. region are spread across hundreds of thousands of acres of farmland, including some that are only slightly smaller than a football field.
Gannon and his colleagues analyzed aerial surveys that had beekeepers’ bee counts over several years, along with aerial surveys of dog sightings in their region.
Glynns team found that in addition to the bee and honeybee colonies, many colonies are also being lost to other causes.
The team then used the aerial surveys to identify those causes and mapped the locations of each, finding that they were often dispersed throughout much of central North America.
They also used aerial surveys, as well as other methods, to determine whether dog attacks were linked to the honeybees and, if so, where.
In the UTA study, the team focused on bee colonies in the central UT. area that had a total colony count of over 30,000, which was considered the threshold for a “major colony” and had bee populations exceeding the threshold.
For every 1,000 bees in a given hive, the researchers calculated that there were an estimated 953,000 honeybees in that hive.
The UTA team found no significant increases in dog attacks.
But the researchers did find that dog attacks occurred in many areas of central and northern North America, including a large swath of the Uta Valley, a region that includes most of central Tennessee, Tennessee, Kentucky, Alabama, Mississippi and Louisiana.
And there were a number of other areas where there were no reported dog attacks at all.
Gwanza, the beekeeper who told the AP that her dogs were “just not interested” in the honey bees, was among the most outspoken about dog attacks in the UT study.
“I don’t want people to think I’m a bad person because I don’t have a dog, but I don and I’m the person that I am,” Gwanzas son, Ryan, said.
“My wife, I don.
My kids don’t, and I can’t live without my dogs.
And I’m trying to live without them.
But it’s not fair to say I’m bad because I have a cat.”
The AP spoke with Glynn at his home in Nashville, where he works as a beekeeper.
He said he was surprised by the results of the survey.
He told the newspaper that he and his wife, Julie, are just grateful that their dogs were not involved in the attack.
“We have two cats