Thanks to Everyone Who Participated in our Colony Loss and Management Survey!

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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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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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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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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

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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Supplementing Bees with Acai Powder: My Upcoming Summer Trial


I have a few perks working with Bee Informed Partnership out of the University of Minnesota: 1)I get to build relationships with many commercial beekeepers,  …

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It’s The Final Countdown!


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Yes! This is it folks. Your last chance to participate in this year’s Bee Informed Partnership’s National Survey.

Completed paper surveys …

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