Take The Survey…NOW!

In past years Washington State Beekeeping Association conducted its own winter loss survey along with Oregon State Beekeepers. To better gather the data needed to  actually help, we now support the Bee Informed Partnership. Please participate in this years survey of all beekeepers.

Bee informed logoThe Bee Informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, is a project whose aim is to help beekeepers make better management decisions and thus reduce colony losses.  To do this effectively, we need beekeepers, lots of beekeepers, to participate in the surveys. Please participate in two surveys.  Surveys are open from April 1st and closes on April 30th. You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at beeinformed.org.

Please click on the link below or paste it into your browser to participate in the National Winter Loss and Management Survey:

 http://10.selectsurvey.net/beeinformed/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=BIP2014

Designed to take about 30 minutes, the 2 surveys are  aimed at looking for relationships between colony loses and colony management (including  disease treatment strategies, supplemental feeding, etc.) and/or other factors that may influence colony health (such as colony location, honey production, and forage type).

The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers’ real world experiences to help solve beekeepers’ real world problems. We will use the data generated from these two surveys to help you decide which management practices are best for beekeepers like you, who live where you do and have operations similar to yours.  For this to work, we need as many participants as possible…so please take the time to fill out the questionnaire and SEND THIS TO ALL THE BEEKEEPERS YOU KNOW asking them to fill out these questionnaires too.

You can see what type of results are generated by visiting the Beeinformed.org website and browsing through the results section.

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at askbeeinformed@gmail.com or call us at 443.296.2470.

You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at beeinformed.org.


BE INVOLVED, BE INCLUDED, BEE INFORMED.

Comments

  1. Barbara Hathaway says:

    I would like to know about the “native” bees I have living on my little plot in Anacortes, WA. They are about 1/2 inch long and cinnamon brown / buff yellow. They live in under a pine tree that is deep with needles and duff. I also have black and white bees that live in a different spot.
    Can I move them to a hive or do they just live in the ground? I don’t want them to go somewhere else. Thanks for any information you can offer.

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