Let’s Hear it from the Board!

The Bee Informed Partnership, like many nonprofits, has a Board vested in our organization’s sustainability, success, and the pursuit of our strategic goals. Also, like many other nonprofits, our volunteer Board is composed of stakeholders who actually use our services. We are fortunate to have some of the best commercial beekeepers in the country on our board as well as some hard working, highly respected researchers. They usually work quietly behind the scenes but for our Fundraising event, I have asked a few of them to step out and speak to YOU, our readers and participants to say what they find compelling and unique about BIP. 

Please donate TODAY to help BIP remain sustainable and successful. We need each and every one of you to give what you can. We can’t do this alone!. Thank you.


Dr. Marla Spivak
Dr. Marla Spivak

“For me, BIP is a vision come true: colony health data, collected over time, from migratory and backyard beekeepers has contributed enormously to our understanding of management practices and the resulting increase or decrease in survivorship. Beekeepers now can make decisions based on data and not anecdotal information. Real information to help a real problem.”  


John Miller with BIP hat smiling
John Miller: Commercial Beekeeper
  • “Since launching in 2011, Bee Informed Project has amassed the largest number of honey bee samples in history.”
  • “Since launching in 2011, BIP has archived the largest honey bee data set in history.”
  • “From this huge data base, insights previously unavailable – are available.”
  • “With the expertise developed over the past nine years; beekeepers can and will make informed decisions.”
  • “Lessons are repeated until they are learned.  BIP changes beekeeper behavior.”


Dr. Ramesh Sagili in the field
Dr. Ramesh Sagili

“BIP has provided invaluable service to the beekeeping community (both commercial and backyard beekeepers) in the USA since its inception. Participant beekeepers that I have interacted with have lauded the timely and critical information provided by the tech-teams to mitigate colony losses. For many beekeepers, BIP and BIP tech-teams have become indispensable. As one of the hosting labs for the BIP tech-transfer teams, my research and extension program at Oregon State University has benefited from the extensive and meticulous colony health information gathered by the tech-team across Oregon and other neighboring states. The general colony health information shared by the tech-teams has been frequently used by my program to formulate research / extension projects to address immediate concerns/problems of the beekeeping industry in a timely manner.”


Dr. Geoff Williams by bee grafiti
Dr. Geoff Williams

“For me, BIP has helped to align the ivory walls of academia with the pine woodenware of the American beekeeping industry. That is because BIP is at the nexus of research and practice, by providing beekeepers with management options backed by science. Whether that’s for backyard beekeepers through our management survey or Sentinel apiary program or for commercial beekeepers through the efforts of our Tech Transfer team, BIP touches the lives of beekeepers across the country. And it plans for so much more in the future!”

Pat Heitkam smiling
Pat Heitkam, Commercial Beekeeper

“The Bee Informed organization has helped move Heitkam’s honey bees from a business that was driven by a passion for beekeeping to passionate people guided by science. The succession of our family business requires more than Passion. Our work becomes more complex by the day and we need new tools that BIP continues to develop for us. Thanks to the village that is BIP!”



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