BIP HiveCheck Results for Oct 1st – Oct 13th

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Winter is upon us and beekeepers across the nation are getting ready! Based on our list of suggested questions we saw a lot of interest in winter preparation so we added a few questions to the survey to dive down into what folks were up to. Across the board, beekeepers are certainly getting ready but it…

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September Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

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The beekeeping season keeps many busy in the spring through the fall and the Maryland lab is no exception. Traditionally, September is our busiest month for sample processing as most of the tech teams are sending in the last round of samples from the field. We also are spending more time reviewing disease load trends…

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BIP HiveCheck Results for Sept 16th – Sept 30th

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366 Beekeepers reported in the latest BIP HiveCheck Survey and we’re gearing up to start shaking things up a bit with new questions for winter prep. This week, it looks like the honey harvest is slowing down and I’m sure everyone is getting excited with full shelves of honey in their homes and local retailers! We’re coming…

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Our University of Maryland Crowd Funding Campaign is Live!

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We are very excited to announce that The Bee Informed Partnership has joined together with our home institution, University of Maryland College Park, to launch a kick starter campaign to help fund our Sentinel Hive Scale Project!  Similar to the Hive Scale Program, Sentinel Hives monitor honey bee health in real-time using hive scales to track colony…

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Honeydew: A Mixed Blessing

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When Americans think of honey, most of us assume it comes from floral sources—basically bees collect flower nectar, add enzymes, and evaporate moisture to produce the finished product. However, I was recently talking to a friend who grew up near the Black Forest in Germany, and he told me as a child that his mother…

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Results for Sept 2nd – Sept 15th + Experience Levels

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It’s getting cold out there and the nation’s beekeepers are feeling it! This week’s report shows regular inspections and feeding as primary activities. We’re assuming the unusually high occurrence of nectar flow reports this late in the season is due to “Pollen Flow” not specifically nectar flow. We also added a new feature this week,…

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2013 – 2014 National Management Survey

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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*. The National Management Survey, conducted since 2010, takes an epidemiological approach to acquire a greater understanding of the effects…

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BIP HiveCheck Results for Aug 18th – Sept 1st

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The new HiveCheck Program is moving along quickly! It looks like everyone is hunkering down waiting for the last drops of the fall flow or continuing to feed. Check out the results and Remember to to sign up to receive localized results for your region! Sign up to be part of the HiveCheck Survey Group to Receive…

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Hybrid Carrot Seed Pollination

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Carrot (Daucus carota) is a biennial member of the Apiaceae family that includes other familiar edibles like celery, parsley, fennel and dill. When grown for food, carrots are harvested at the end of the first growing season. Seed production requires the plant to receive sufficient winter chilling followed by flowering in the second season. Seed…

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Announcing HiveCheck Realtime Reports

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The Bee Informed Hive Check program is a new initiative to get more frequent surveying across the nation on what’s most important to beekeepers through out the season. We’ve created a quick and easy survey with less than 10 questions to take quick polls of what beekeepers are doing in their apiaries every two weeks. Sign up…

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