The BIP Box: February

It is February 18th as we write this with most of our BIP commercial operations in almonds. The weather has been perfect for sampling and as far as we know, none of our teams have been stuck in the mud.  They’ve been extremely busy going through colonies in CA, TX and FL.  The Maryland Lab…

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The BIP Box: January

Welcome The BIP Box! Our newest feature also being presented on Project Apis m.  Here we will give you short updates on our BIP Tech Teams and BIP projects.  We look forward to partnering with PAm to help get the word out on BIP activities.  Please join us here each month to learn what we…

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Interpreting and Understanding the Differences in Honey Bee Colony Loss Numbers From Different National Surveys.

https://beeinformed.org/2016/05/19/interpreting-and-understanding-the-differences-in-honey-bee-colony-loss-numbers-from-different-national-surveys/

Over the last year, and for the first time, the National Agricultural Statistical Service (NASS) conducted a survey to monitor colony losses. The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP), in collaboration with the Apiary Inspectors of America, has also recently published preliminary loss data covering the same time period. While the core purpose of these two surveys…

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Nation’s Beekeepers Lost 44 Percent of Bees in 2015-16

https://beeinformed.org/2016/05/10/nations-beekeepers-lost-44-percent-of-bees-in-2015-16/

Summer losses rival winter losses for the second year running Beekeepers across the United States lost 44 percent of their honey bee colonies during the year spanning April 2015 to April 2016, according to the latest preliminary results of an annual nationwide survey. Rates of both winter loss and summer loss—and consequently, total annual losses—worsened…

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The National Honey Bee Disease Survey: Varroa & Nosema in the US

https://beeinformed.org/2016/05/04/the-national-honey-bee-disease-survey-varroa-nosema-in-the-us/

The National Honey Bee Disease Survey investigates honey bee apiaries throughout the US to see if three exotic honey bee pests are still absent from our shores. Samples collected from 41 states and two territories reveal that we are still free of the Tropilaelaps mite, Slow bee paralysis virus, and the Asian honey bee Apis cerana. …

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National Colony Loss and Management Survey: You’ve Got Questions We’ve Got Answers

https://beeinformed.org/2016/04/06/national-colony-loss-and-management-survey-youve-got-questions-weve-got-answers/

Thank you to the 2,500+ beekeepers who already took the survey! As of this morning (4/6/2016), over 2,500 of you already submitted your answers to the Colony Loss Survey and over 1,500 of you continued to the Management Survey. Thank you for your time and continued support! This current rate of participation tracks very well…

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2015-2016 Colony Loss and Management Survey Is Live: Take the Survey Today!

https://beeinformed.org/2016/04/01/2015-2016-colony-loss-and-management-survey-is-live-take-the-survey-today/

It is April 1st and that can only mean one thing at the Bee Informed Partnership – our National Loss and Management survey is LIVE!  Starting now and continuing until April 30th, your responses from this survey provide invaluable information that helps us obtain a clear picture of honey bee health throughout the country and…

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National Colony Loss and Management 2015-2016 Survey

https://beeinformed.org/2016/03/31/national-colony-loss-and-management-2015-2016-survey-preview/

This is no April’s fool!  The 2015 – 2016 National Colony Loss and National Management Survey will be ready to accept submissions starting April 1st and continuing until April 30th.  The results that are received from this survey provide invaluable information that helps us obtain a clear picture of honey bee health throughout the country….

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Sentinel Apiary Project

https://beeinformed.org/2016/03/21/sentinel-apiary-project/

We are breaking ground in modern beekeeping. The stage is set and like most big problems, collaboration is key. As a Sentinel Apiary participant, you will get the tools and information you need to take your beekeeping group to the next level. By doing so you become a guardian of all bees in your region…

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