Posts Categorized: Announcements

BIP Survey Winner: Scott Jaynes

https://beeinformed.org/2013/09/06/bip-survey-winner-scott-jaynes/

This year and last, the commercial scale beekeepers that fill out the annual Winter Loss Survey had a chance at winning a sampling session with one of the Tech-Transfer Teams. Last year’s winner was Bob Miller in California. The year’s winner was Scott Jaynes. Scott, his brother, and his father all run bees out of…

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National Management Survey Results

Our initial National Management Survey Results for 2011-2012 are posted here. In the coming weeks we will post accompanying vlogs and explinations for each section that explain the results in a broader context. Keep your eye out for these results, and in the coming months 2012-2013 results  will be released as well.

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Upcoming EAS Meeting

https://beeinformed.org/2013/07/31/upcoming-eas-meeting/

Hey Everyone! As a new member of the BIP team I’m discovering a big part of what we do is spread the word about our various projects and surveys.  One of the ways we do this is by attending beekeeping conferences. Currently Andrew Garavito and I are getting ready to represent BIP at the Eastern…

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Coming soon – BIP Hive Scales

https://beeinformed.org/2013/07/24/coming-soon-bip-hive-scales/

We have been working for over a year to develop a BIP hive scale that will enable beekeepers and beekeeping clubs to gather and use data from their own hives to follow nectar flows, honey production, swarm alerts, theft alerts and other valuable data about what is happening within their own colony.  Having these data…

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BIP Ad. June 2013

https://beeinformed.org/2013/07/22/bip-ad-june-2013/

How did you start a new colony? Those who did not install packages lost 33.5% less colonies than those who did install packages. Those who bought existing hives lost 13.5% less colonies than those who did not buy hives and beekeepers who split hives to increase their colonies lost 23.% less colonies than those that…

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Bee kill in St. Paul, Minnesota UPDATE

https://beeinformed.org/2013/07/18/bee-kill-in-st-paul-minnesota-update/

UPDATE from this blog. With help from Lucinda Swanson that commented below, we figured out what actually happened to the swarm of bees. There were two swarms that were spotted in Downtown St. Paul at almost midnight on sunday night. Lucinda estimated that both were about the size of her 6 foot tall son’s torso….

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Bee kill in St. Paul, Minnesota

https://beeinformed.org/2013/07/09/bee-kill-in-st-paul-minnesota/

UPDATE for this blog here. Yesterday morning, a woman and her friend were walking around downtown St. Paul. Next to a couple of small trees they noticed “snowdrifts of dead bees.” The woman contacted Dr. Marla Spivak and sent a couple of pictures showing thousands of dead bees. With the huge bee kill that went on in…

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Bee Deaths in Minnesota

https://beeinformed.org/2013/05/21/bee-deaths-in-minnesota/

On May 7, a beekeeper in Minnesota noticed his bees were dying. I went to the beekeeper’s location a few days later and saw all the below symptoms and took samples for the beekeeper. There were bees on the ground with their legs up and twitching. There were bees that, when placed on their backs, couldn’t…

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Bee Informed gets social

https://beeinformed.org/2013/04/04/bee-informed-gets-social/

We have revamped our Twitter account and generated a Bee Informed Partnership Facebook page. Meghan McConnell has been working tirelessly on our social marketing.  We are on the move with social media. What better way to generate awareness about our awesome organization?! Check out some of the postings at: https://www.facebook.com/BeeInformedPartnership#!/BeeInformedPartnership   “Bee”come Informed! Take a…

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Speaker Request Form

Dear Beekeeper, We greatly appreciate your request for a member of the Bee Informed Partnership team to present to your organization. As our partnership raises awareness, we have been inundated with requests to speak to organizations and groups across the country. Due to the overwhelming number of requests we receive it is important that we…

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