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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New 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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Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 33 Percent of Bees in 2016-17

The Preliminary Results for the 2016-2017 Colony Loss Survey have been released. Showing the second lowest rate of annual colony loss recorded over the last seven years.

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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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Sign Up to participate in future surveys and/or receive result updates

Keep up-to-date with our programs and announcements!

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The National Honey Bee Disease Survey: Varroa & Nosema in the US

A new paper published in Apidologie on the 5 year data analysis of the National Honey Bee Disease Survey and the relationships between Varroa, nosema and viruses based on the results from this survey.

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Our Mission

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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.  See 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 non profit, 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 find out more about our field efforts by going over to our Tech Team’s page in our programs section as well as by heading over to our Blog where you’ll read the latest reports from our field agents.


Latest Articles

Pros and Cons of Feeding Dry Pollen Sub


Most beekeepers have come to realize that due to lack of natural forage in our urban and agricultural landscapes, feeding pollen substitute has become necessary …

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The Long Haul


The changing agricultural landscape and current economic conditions of the bee industry have led most commercial beekeepers to undertake significant migrations to pollinate crops, access …

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