Posts Categorized: National Management

Comb Management: National Management Survey 2010-2011

The way combs in bee hives are replaced and treated may effect the health of the hive. This summary report from the 2011 National Winter Loss and Management Survey relates brood comb management techniques to reported winter losses. Beekeepers who kept bees in colonies where the average age of the brood comb in their operation was…

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Carbohydrate and Protein Honey Bee Feed: National Management Survey 2010-2011

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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Antibiotics and Honey Bee Tracheal Mite Control: National Management Survey 2010-2011

Beekeepers reported using antibiotics for brood diseases (Terramycin and /or Tylosin (Tylan)) and nosema disease (Fumagillin) in the 2010-2011 survey. Questions in the survey also asked about honey bee tracheal mite control treatments with Mite-A-Thol and grease patties. No differences were found in winter losses reported by beekeepers whom used or did not use any of…

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How to Interpret Management Survey Results (Confidence Intervals)

The Bee Informed Partnership team is pleased to announce the first release of data collected in last year’s National Bee Informed Partnership Honey Bee Management survey.  These, and all future releases can be found at: https://beeinformed.org/results/ Our philosophy is to collect information from beekeepers and get it back to beekeepers as quickly and as accurately…

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Varroa Control: National Management Survey 2010-2011

There is little doubt that varroa mites are a big problem for many beekeepers. Simply put these parasites spread viruses and weaken colonies and are arguably the single most important contributor to colony losses over the last 20 years. So what’s a beekeeper to do? A summary of 2010 -2011 winter losses suffered by beekeepers…

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Respondent’s Losses Profile: National Management Survey 2010-2011

The Respondent’s Losses Profile reviews how management styles, region, operation size, operation type, and season affect colony losses last year as reported by beekeepers in the 2010-2011 survey. Not surprisingly, most losses are reported to occur over the winter season, although summer losses are not insignificant. Beekeepers who kept bees in northern states lost, on average, 16 more colonies per…

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Bee Informed National Management Survey 2010-2011

    Management Survey 2010 – 2011 How average losses were calculated and presented Summary of respondent losses Losses by beekeepers over seasons 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…

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National Management Survey 2010-2011 Vlogs

Watch all vlogs here. How average losses were calculated Summary of respondent losses Varroa control Disease control Feed supplements – Carbohydrate and Protein Small hive beetle control Comb Management

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