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The Bee Informed Partnership was formed to help take the guess work out of beekeeping management. We have been, are and always will be data driven. Our mission is to help you.

But we need your help. BIP is special. We are a nonprofit and a family. We are an unbiased resource for those looking for the truth, or at least a path to the truth. This year, please consider making a donation to us. Help us help you.

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Our Mission

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The Bee Informed Partnership is dedicated to working with beekeepers to improve colony health and increase colony survivorship. We provide relevant, timely data that helps beekeepers make informed management decisions. Beekeepers of all sides of the industry, from large scale to small scale benefit from our work.

We gather survey data from thousands of beekeepers every year and collect more than 10,000 field samples each season to understand how different management practices, forage, pests, diseases, nutrition and other environmental factors affect honey bee health. These findings are then reported back to you. We provide educational resources and information to the public and beekeepers on the importance of honey bees for our food supply and issues impacting honey bee health. You can browse our data by visiting our popular Research Portal.

You can read more about the services we provide, such as our our diagnostic test kits or planning and conducting of large field trials. Head over to our Blog where you’ll read the latest reports from our Tech Team specialists, our diagnostic lab and our IT team. Find out how you can contribute to citizen science through Sentinel and other programs.

Our organization is built on a coalition of researchers, advisors, and stakeholders from various sides of the industry that rely on honey bees for pollination and honey production. We collaborate with both domestic and international initiatives to make the greatest impact and to work with our partners across the globe. We are a 501(c)(3) non profit. You can learn more about our non profit at, The Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.SM.

Recent Posts

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Let's Hear it from the Board!

The Bee Informed Partnership, like many nonprofits, has a Board vested in our organization's sustainability, success, and the pursuit of our strategic goals. Also, like many other nonprofits, our volunteer Board is composed of stakeholders who actually use our services. We are fortunate to have some of the best commercial beekeepers in the country on…

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The BIP Tech Team Program – We GO where the bees GO!

by Anne Marie Fauvel & Nathalie Steinhauer The Technical Transfer Team Program offers regular on-site hive inspections and sampling services for large commercial beekeepers and queen breeders throughout the U.S. The team consists of 5 distinct regions, staffed by 6 Honey Bee Health Field Specialists, providing services to over 100 commercial beekeepers, in 17 states,…

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Be Included, Be Involved, Bee Informed and Be Generous

In today’s world, we are asked to care passionately about so many things. From polar bears to plastic, we are often overwhelmed at how many good causes are asking for aid. There is precious little remaining bandwidth in our mental and emotional reserves for anything more, so I will make this short.  If you or…

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Explore Our Data

Explore our research data portal, a platform for publishing useful tools that are open and free to beekeepers, researchers and the public to use.

Our dynamic maps include:

  • Sentinel Apiary: Varroa and Nosema
  • Loss and Management: Colony Losses
  • MiteCheck: Self-reported mite levels
  • Hive Monitors: Colony weight, temperature, and humidity
  • APHIS National Honey Bee Disease Survey:  Varroa, Nosema, and molecular viral results

This is also the home of our popular National Management tool. Come explore our data.

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