Posts Categorized: Results

September Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

http://beeinformed.org/2014/10/september-bee-lab-varroa-and-nosema-results/

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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2013 – 2014 National Management Survey

http://beeinformed.org/2014/09/2013-2014-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*. The National Management Survey, conducted since 2010, takes an epidemiological approach to acquire a greater understanding of the effects…

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Feeding Protein

http://beeinformed.org/2014/07/feeding-protein-2/

Bottom Line at the Top The BIP survey is a significant set of data having included participation of thousands of beekeepers and tens of thousands of colonies. Although the survey has not yet become refined enough to give us causative insight, it does spell out some bottom line results. My writing is my personal take…

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State-by-state colony loss 2013-2014

http://beeinformed.org/2014/06/state-by-state-colony-loss-2013-2014/

State colony losses for the winter of 2013-2014 The Bee Informed Project.   The following table reports the total winter losses per state.  These losses were incurred between Oct 1, 2013 and April 1, 2014.  Beekeepers who moved their bees across state lines (migratory beekeepers) or managed stationary colonies in several states (multi-state beekeepers) are…

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Feeding Honeybees Honey May Increase Mortality

http://beeinformed.org/2014/06/feeding-honeybees-honey-may-increase-mortality/

Bottom Line at the Top After reviewing the details of the BIP survey results for two years where feeding honeybees carbohydrates is concerned, some very surprising suggestions come to light. These results are statistically significant and come from sample sizes including thousands of beekeepers from all over the USA and tens of thousands of colonies….

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Colony Loss 2013-2014

http://beeinformed.org/2014/05/colony-loss-2013-2014/

Preliminary Results: Honey Bee Colony Losses in the United States, 2013-2014 May 6, 2014 Dennis vanEngelsdorp1*, Nathalie Steinhauer1, Karen Rennich1, Michael Wilson2, Kathy Baylis3, Dewey M. Caron4, Keith S. Delaplane5, Jamie Ellis6, Kathleen Lee7, Eugene J. Lengerich8, Jeff Pettis9, Robyn Rose10, Ramesh Sagili4, John Skinner2, Angela M. Spleen8, David R. Tarpy11, Dominic Travis7, James T….

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Colony Loss Survey 2012 – 2013

http://beeinformed.org/2014/05/colony-loss-survey-2012-2013/

A national survey of managed honey bee 2012-2013 annual colony losses in the USA: results from the Bee Informed Partnership Abstract: For the past six years in which overwintering mortality of honey bee colonies has been surveyed in the USA, estimates of colony loss have fluctuated around one-third of the national population. Here we report…

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BIP Ad. July 2012

Last year, US beekeepers reported the products they used (if any) to control Varroa mite. Beekeepers who reported using Apiguard or API LIFE VAR lost fewer colonies than those who used other varroa mite control products or no products at all.

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Beekeeper Reports

http://beeinformed.org/2012/08/beekeeper-reports/

It’s incredible how fast time can pass when you are enthralled in something new and exciting. I have been in California for more than a year and it seems like yesterday that I was standing in my parent’s driveway saying good bye to my mom, dad, and brothers as Rob and I loaded up his…

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