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:

Our philosophy is to collect information from beekeepers and get it back to beekeepers as quickly and as accurately as possible to help beekeepers make informed decisions. To that end, many of us have spent a great deal of time determining how to accurately present data to you in a meaningful way. We explain how we calculated the results here and how you should interpret the results in a short video blog (vlog). Now that we have developed the mechanism to produce these reports automatically, we hope that future reports will be generated more quickly.  We also hope, as we go forward, that you find these vlogs and results helpful and that it initiates dialogue among all beekeepers.

After viewing the vlog, we encourage you to make comments on this vlog below.

And, if you have not already done, so please sign up to participate in next year’s survey here.

Written By: The Bee Informed Team

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The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. Supported by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture, we’re working with beekeepers to better understand how we can keep healthier bees. The key to our success is the true partnership we maintain across a wide range of disciplines including traditional honey bee science, economics, statistics, and medical research that makes all these tools available to this important research. And just as important as the tools are the people. We not only have the leading researchers in the honey bee industry, we also have advisory boards from the commercial beekeeping industries, almond and other commercial growers, as well as naturalists and conservationists from across the country.