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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.

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Position Announcement!

The Bee Informed Partnership is seeking an additional Technical Transfer Team Honey Bee Health Field Specialist to work with commercial beekeepers in the Southern Midwest region. The Team member will serve beekeepers in the home state of Texas, and travel frequently to North and South Dakota, and California, following colony migration through the seasons. This position is based out of Texas A & M University. An applicant from outside of the region would be required to relocate to the area. Full details on flyer linked here.

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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Nitrile Gloves and You

When asked  "Besides a hive tool, a smoker and a veil, what is your favorite tool in the beekeeper's toolbox?", fellow BIP field specialist Dan Aurell replied with NITRILE GLOVES!  There are a lot of situations where a beekeeper (especially a BIP field specialist) might want to pull on some nitrile gloves. The most obvious…

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BIP's Venture into Encaustic Art

During the American Beekeeping Federation (ABF) Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois in early January 2020, several BIP staff members participated in BIP Board Member George Hansen’s Encaustic Painting Workshop.  A skill new to many of us in the workshop, this incredibly enchanting art form transforms melted beeswax and pigments into beautifully imaginative paintings.  Or at least…

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What Robbing Looks Like

Most new beekeepers find out about robbing the hard way when they either spend a little too long poking around in colonies at the wrong time of year, arrive in a bee yard already to find a frenzy of activity around hive entrances, or encounter the aftermath in the form of dead colonies and empty…

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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.

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

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