Introducing the vanEngelsdorp Honey Bee Lab Website

The vanEnglesdorp Honey Bee Lab located at the University of Maryland, College Park has launched a website dedicated to the lab. The vanEnglesdorp Lab is the analysis center for BIP's Varroa and Nosema detection but there are also projects and activities outside of BIP that occur here.

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October Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

The results of the Varroa and Nosema sample processing are in for the month of October. To analyze the results of the monthly Varroa and Nosema loads follow the link to the blog.

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Bee Informed Partnership 2013 - 2014 National Management Survey

The Bee Informed Partnership is proud to release the results of the fourth annual National Management Survey for years 2013 – 2014. The results from this survey represent 564,522 colonies, 21.7% of the country’s 2.6 million colonies.

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Help Fund our Sentinel Hives!

We've launched a campaign to start up our sentinel hive program with the University of Maryland. Help support our newest program!

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Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Honey Bee Diseases

The Bee Informed Partnership has released their honey bee manual "Diagnosis and Treatment of Common Honey Bee Diseases" to help beekeepers identify pests and pathogens that are affecting their colonies. Head over to the Brushy Mountain Farm website to purchase this manual.

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BIP Hive Scale Program Rolls Out!

We're starting a new program to monitor apiary activity with hive scales. Head over to our program page for details on signing up!

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Our Mission

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The Bee Informed Partnership is dedicated to working with beekeepers to better understand which management practices work best. We gather survey data from thousands of beekeepers every season to understand how different management practices affect honey bee health, and we report our findings back to the industry.  See our latest findings in our Research Section

Our project is built on a coalition of researchers, advisors and stakeholders from various industries that rely on honey bees for pollination. We collaborate with both domestic and international initiatives to make the greatest impact and to work with our partners across the globe. You can learn more about our partners by visiting our Advisory Board Section.

In combination with the large annual surveys, we also work directly with beekeepers all over the country to help gather pest and disease data and validate trends in management practices we see in our surveys. You can find out more about our field efforts by going over to our Tech Team’s page in our programs section as well as by heading over to our Blog where you’ll read the latest reports from our field agents.


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