Posts Categorized: National Management

The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2014 – 2015

Management Survey 2014 – 2015 How average losses were calculated and presented Summary of respondent losses   Losses by region Losses by sub region Losses by operation size Losses by operation type Losses by management philosophy Losses by reason for keeping bees   Demographics of Managed Colonies Losses By State Losses By State (Ordered) Years as a…

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The Bee Informed Partnership National Management Survey 2013 – 2014

Management Survey 2013 – 2014 How average losses were calculated and presented Summary of respondent losses   Losses by region Losses by sub region Losses by operation size Losses by operation type Losses by management philosophy Losses by income Losses by reason for keeping bees   Demographics of Managed Colonies Losses By State Losses By State (Ordered)…

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Bee Informed National Management Survey 2012-2013

Management Survey 2012 – 2013 How average losses were calculated and presented Summary of respondent losses   Losses by region Losses by sub region Losses by State Losses by operation size Losses by operation type Losses by management philosophy Losses by income Losses by reason for keeping bees Varroa control    “Known” Varroa control products Varroa control…

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National Management Survey 2012-2013 Vlogs

Watch all vlogs here. How average losses were calculated Summary of respondent losses Varroa control Tracheal mite control  Bacterial brood disease control Nosema control Carbohydrate feed Protein feed Feed supplements Small hive beetle control Winter preparation Treatment of dead outs and colony replacement Colony placement and honey production  

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Winter Preparation: National Management Survey 2011-2012

Some beekeepers take precautions for the winter to provide their hives with extra resources. In 2011-2012 70.6% of beekeepers surveyed (managing 155,157 hives), reported some kind of winter preparation. Nationally, there was no significant difference in losses between the beekeepers who did prepare for winter and the beekeepers did not. Winter Preparation When you break…

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Honey Bee Feed Supplements: National Management Survey 2011-2012

Feed supplements, normally containing essential oils, can be added to carbohydrate and protein feeds. The most popular inquired about in the survey was Honey B Healthy where 1,277 beekeepers (managing 108,441colonies) used the product. Their winter colony losses were less than the 3,525 beekeepers (managing 188,219 colonies) that did not report using the product. The…

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Protein Honey Bee Feed: National Management Survey 2011-2012

Protein is generally fed to bees by a pollen substitute, often formed into patties with sugar and sometimes feed supplements and / or added real pollen. Beekeepers were asked in our survey if they fed self-made protein either containing pollen, self-made protein without real pollen, or if they used a number of commercially available protein feeds: Bee…

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Carbohydrate Honey Bee Feed: National Management Survey 2011-2012

Responses to questions about carbohydrate and protein feed, and their supplements, from the 2010-2011 survey are reviewed here. Average winter colony mortality is compared among beekeepers who reported they used or did not use various products and methods in feeding their colonies. More responses and detail in dose and practices are needed in future surveys…

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