BIP Releases US Honey Bee Colony Losses 2017-2018

The preliminary results for the 2017-2018 Colony Loss Survey are now available. Participating beekeepers lost 40.1% of their colonies last year. Click here to read the entire abstract.

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BIP Launches First Social Science Survey

Please view our invitation to participate in the first BIP Beekeeper Survey

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Participate in PollenCheck✓

PollenCheck✓ is an innovative mobile app designed to help beekeepers quantify the diversity and amount of pollen available to honey bees.

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Sentinel Apiaries

We have successfully completed our second year of the Sentinel Apiary Program. Click to read about our results!
Applications are now available for the 2018 Sentinel Hive program. Click the Blue Box below to join today! Become a citizen scientist and help revolutionize beekeeping!

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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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The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey Data Explorer

The results for the Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2016-2017 are up! View multi-year data showing the relationship between different management techniques and 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.

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