MOMs and BIP in one location – please stop by!

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For our local supporters, MOMs Organic Market in DC is donating 5% of their proceeds this Wednesday, June 22nd, to the Bee Informed Partnership. Please shop from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. at the Ivy City location, come and meet part of our lab team at the store, get some great food for the week and help support our work.

The core mission of our nonprofit is to provide the resources needed to reduce honey bee colony loss by providing relevant, timely colony data for beekeepers to make informed management decisions. We provide educational resources and information on the importance of honey bees for our food supply and those issues impacting honey bee health to the public and to beekeepers.

Proceeds will be used to support our technical transfer teams, help provide supplies for colony assessments and all our colony health project initiatives.

We are thrilled to have a local supporter in MOMs and appreciate their generous contribution to our program!

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If you can’t make it for this Pollinator Health event, you can still make a tax deductible donation to the Bee Informed Partnership here.





Written By: Karen Rennich

Karen Rennich has written 23 post in this blog.

As the Project Manager of the Bee Informed Partnership and the APHIS National Survey, I am based out of the University of Maryland’s Entomology Department but also have the pleasure of working with the USDA Bee Research Lab. I am fortunate to work closely with all members of our team and other organizations throughout the U.S. and I get to tackle everything from data analysis to field work and all jobs in between to keep our goals in sight and moving toward our milestones. I have a B.S. in ocean engineering from Purdue University and an M.S. in ocean engineering from the Johns Hopkins University. I designed and worked on large, underwater Navy sensor systems when I was employed by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory for 14 years. I have been a beekeeper for 6 years and manage 10 colonies at home. Seeing the Bee Informed Partnership evolve from paper to reality is exciting and inspiring.