The Art of Sign Twirling

video of survey signage twirl
Be a part of history! The Bee Informed National Colony Loss and Management Survey. Participate April 1st – 30th

Now that we have your attention, please note that we do not really have anything more to say about sign twirling. This was, however, the 3rd annual sign twirl for Auburn University student Adler Salem. We think he gets better each year!

More importantly, this is the 14th year of the Survey, and for this 2019-2020 edition, we are one week in! If you would like to be a part of history too, head over to our survey portal.

We deeply appreciate those beekeepers that have filled out the survey, and we deeply appreciate those of you looking to do it in the near future.

Every year we try to improve the Survey. Sometimes returning users may not notice much difference. In other years, those returning most definitely will. We believe this year is the latter case!

As you get started, this year you will see that a log-in has been added. This is to improve the quality of the data, and will allow you to review and revisit the survey during the entire month of April. It will also allow the software to send you a summary of your responses. The log-in credentials are of course 110% confidential. Feel free to use an alias! ‘Honey’ and ‘Bee’ work perfectly fine. So too does ‘Winnie’ and ‘Pooh.’

Whichever you choose – your name or an alias – just remember what you used in case you want to go back to your entry at a later time!

The next thing returning users will notice is that we have made some all important adjustments to questions that we use to calculate colony loss. After consulting with some of our Bee Informed Partnership specialists, we believe these questions are more clear than ever, and will help us improve the quality of the Survey! We still included our trusty graphic to visualize different periods of the year that we calculate loss for.

Chart of colony loss survey time periodsSo again, thanks so much for your support in these difficult times. We hope that you will please give a half hour of your day to support us, but more importantly, to support your fellow beekeepers.

To participate, please proceed to our survey portal.


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