501(c)(3) Governance and Policies

The Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.SM is a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization governed by a nine member board. Our board members represent a mix of commercial beekeepers, top beekeeping scientists and epidemiologists as well as leaders in other honey bee organizations.

Our core mission is to provide the resources needed to increase colony survivorship 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. We remain hopeful that reducing colony loss is an achievement that all beekeepers can make and we are passionate about making that happen.

We began as a consortium grant led by the University of Maryland and funded by USDA-NIFA but became a non-profit in 2014 to continue our valuable work between commercial beekeepers and our technical transfer teams as well as those diagnostic and outreach services to all beekeepers. We are a member of MD Non Profits, http://www.marylandnonprofits.org/, an organization that helped us as an emerging nonprofit and continues to guide us in best practices.

On this page and associated links, you can find out more about our governance and policies.

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Grant Requests and Allowable Indirect

Proposals are accepted to meet very defined needs articulated by the board. Generally, groups or institutions are invited to submit a proposal to meet a particular need of the Bee Informed Partnership Technical Transfer team.  Interested parties who want to apply for a grant should talk to a board member before generating a proposal.

As of 2020, the Bee Informed Partnership pays no indirect costs (IDCs) on funded grants.

Financial Reports

The Bee Informed Partnership, Inc.SM Governance and Policies

We are a non-profit 501 (c) (3) organization governed by a nine member board. Our board members represent a mix of commercial beekeepers, top beekeeping scientists and epidemiologists as well as leaders in other honey bee organizations.

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