I like Lomborg too, but I don't think he lives up to the standard set by his instigator/inspirator, Julian Simon. Lomborg seems a little more comfortable picking the data that support his argument, while Simon was always careful to consider all the data available (and cite it).
He released a copy of his article with citations, but I still can't tell where he got the statistic that "Colony numbers were higher in 2010 than any year since 1999."
It sounds like good news for bees, but with a wider context it's kind of hard to figure out:
The total number of managed honey bee colonies has decreased from 5 million in the 1940s to only 2.5 million today. source
Surely Lomborg wouldn't commit the sin Simon so often ridiculed, of picking the most extreme recent points in the data to manufacture a trend?
Anyway, annoying gloom and doomsters is a worthy goal, but too easy.