Sentinel Apiary Program participant collecting samples.

Sentinel Registration Now Open!

Now through April 30th, registration is open for the Sentinel Apiary Program 2023 beekeeping season! This citizen-science led program is designed to help participants regularly monitor their colonies for Varroa, Nosema, signs and symptoms of common pests and diseases, and overall colony health. The information collected from the Sentinel program also provides this invaluable information regarding regional and U.S. honey bee health metrics to researchers and beekeepers. Visit the Sentinel Program webpage to learn more, or click the button below to register today.

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Looking for Fundraising Specialist(s)!

BIP is looking to hire one to two contractors to increase its capacity to fundraise for its honey bee health programs.  Learn more here!

Our Mission

Tech teams inspecting colonies on hive stands

Bee Informed Partnership Inc (BIP) is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization using science-based, data-driven approaches to improve the health and long-term sustainability of honey bees (Apis mellifera), other plant pollinators and the ecosystems upon which they depend.

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, The Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.SM

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