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We have successfully completed our fourth year of the Sentinel Apiary Program. Click to read about our results!
Applications are now available for the 2019 Sentinel Apiary Program. Click the Blue Box below to join today! Become a citizen scientist and help revolutionize beekeeping!

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The 46th Apimondia International Apicultural Congress

Come see our booth at Apimondia 2019, September 8th-12th, in Montréal, Québec

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Diagnostic Test Kit Service

The Bee Informed Partnership offers several full scale services aimed at gaining a better understanding of the factors that contribute to colony loss.

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Our Mission

Queen Bee

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.  You can browse our data by using our interactive database, and read about 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. Though our grant funding has ended, we are now a non profit. You can learn more about our nonprofit, The Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.SM  by clicking here.

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 read more about the services we provide, such as our Sentinel Apiaries project, in our programs section, as well as by heading over to our Blog where you’ll read the latest reports from our Tech Team agents.

Latest Articles

Flame in the Bee Yard: Relighting a Smoker the Easy Way

https://beeinformed.org/2019/05/16/flame-in-the-bee-yard-relighting-a-smoker-the-easy-way/

The Scenario

We’ve all experienced a smoker going out just when we need it. Sometimes we may simply forget to pump the bellows for too long …

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Lazy bees?

https://beeinformed.org/2019/05/06/lazy-bees/

Honey bees have long been admired by humankind for their industriousness. The beehive has served as a symbol of organization and hard work throughout history, …

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