Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 44 Percent of Bees in 2015-16

The Preliminary Results for the 2015-2016 Colony Loss Survey have been released. For the second year in a row summer losses rival winter losses.

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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 has been released. In this blog post we discuss the relationships between varroa, nosema and viruses based on the results from this survey.

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Sentinel Apiaries

Applications are now available for the 2016 Sentinel Hive program. Join today to become a citizen scientist and help revolutionize beekeeping.

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Remote Tech Transfer Teams

The Bee Informed Partnership is planning to provide Remote Tech Team Transfer training to beekeepers in areas that are too remote to be served by our traditional Tech Transfer Team model. Follow the link to learn more about this program

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Bee Informed Partnership Wins Silver for Website Category at Apimondia

Members of the Bee Informed Partnership traveled to the Apimondia Conference in Daejon, Korea in September to research findings. While at the conference members of BIP won the silver medal for the website category on a beekeeping topic.

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The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2014 – 2015

The results for the Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey are up! Follow the link to view the reports on on how each management technique related to colony loss.

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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. You can learn more about our partners by visiting our Advisory Board Section.

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.


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Technical Transfer Team Job Posting – We are growing!


The Bee Informed Partnership (www.beeinformed.org) is seeking additional Technical Transfer Team  members to work with commercial beekeepers in the following states: Minnesota (serving beekeepers in …

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Explore the BIP Database


There is a new link on our homepage titled “Explore!”. Click here to explore the ever growing Bee Informed Partnership Database. Here we have new, …

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