Posts Categorized: Announcements

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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JOIN THE P. APIUM PROJECT! – A CITIZEN SCIENCE PROJECT TO TEST OUT A NEW HONEY BEE PROBIOTIC

https://beeinformed.org/2016/01/12/join-the-p-apium-project-a-citizen-science-project-to-test-out-a-new-honey-bee-probiotic/

Dr. Vanessa Corby-Harris from the USDA-ARS is currently enrolling participants in a study to look at the effects of a probiotic, Parasaccharibacter apium (or P. apium) on colony health. In both lab and small-scale field studies, she sees a potential benefit of P. apium to colony health. Bees supplemented with this bacterium can survive better…

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Bee Informed Partnership Wins Silver for Website Category at Apimondia

https://beeinformed.org/2015/11/11/bee-informed-partnership-wins-silver-for-website-category-at-apimondia/

At the 2015 Apimondia International Apiculture Congress in Daejon, Korea, the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) took home the silver prize in the category for the Best Website on a Beekeeping Topic.  This meeting of researchers and beekeepers from diverse backgrounds and from around the globe was the 44th meeting of Apimondia under the theme “Bees,…

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The NEW Bee and Pollinator Research Lab Breaks Ground at the University of Minnesota!

https://beeinformed.org/2015/08/18/the-new-bee-and-pollinator-research-lab-breaks-ground-at-the-university-of-minnesota/

  On August 2 and 3, 2015, we had an amazing series of groundbreaking festivities to celebrate the construction of the new Bee and Pollinator Research Lab, that will be built on the St. Paul campus of the University of Minnesota beginning this fall. Beekeepers and friends from across the nation came to celebrate with…

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October Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results

https://beeinformed.org/2014/11/10/october-bee-lab-varroa-and-nosema-results/

The Maryland lab has been very busy this past month! We temporarily relocated our sample processing while our lab undergoes a remodel. This remodel will permit us to process a larger number of samples. For the month of October (10/2-10/29/14), numerous samples were processed in the Maryland Bee lab.  The lab examined 1448 varroa and…

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Our University of Maryland Crowd Funding Campaign is Live!

https://beeinformed.org/2014/10/02/our-university-of-maryland-crowd-funding-campaign-is-live/

We are very excited to announce that The Bee Informed Partnership has joined together with our home institution, University of Maryland College Park, to launch a kick starter campaign to help fund our Sentinel Hive Scale Project!  Similar to the Hive Scale Program, Sentinel Hives monitor honey bee health in real-time using hive scales to track colony…

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Regional Reports – Hot off the Press!

The regional management reports from the 2012-2013 Winter Loss and Management surveys are posted here: https://beeinformed.org/results-categories/regional-results/ Click on the map in your area of interest and you will be taken to all significant results for that region in pdf format.  Because we are only posting those results that showed significant differences, report content may vary from…

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