Beekeepers! Although these are unusual times, please do one thing as usual this April: take the Bee Informed Partnership’s annual Colony Loss and Management Survey.
The information that you provide will be invaluable to our understanding of honey bee health around the country. The nonprofit Bee Informed Partnership has been collecting data from beekeepers since 2006. Because our federal government is no longer funding data collection on honey bee losses, the BIP National Loss Survey is it. If you would like to know what questions to expect, or if you want to take notes during your colony checks, download the 2019-2020 survey preview here.