The 2020-2021 Annual Loss and Management Survey is live! The Bee Informed Partnership team, in collaboration with the Auburn University Bee Lab, is enthusiastically inviting all U.S. beekeepers to take part in this year’s survey. The survey is open from April 1 to April 30, 2021. Take the Survey Today! The BIP survey is the longest national effort to monitor honey bee mortality rates in the U.S. The Loss Survey was initiated in 2006 by the Apiary Inspectors of America. Then in 2010, the Management section was added in collaboration with the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab at the University of Maryland. The survey not only estimates the level of colony mortality in the country but also allows us to identify management practices that are linked to colony mortality.
CBA encourages participation in this survey for a number of reasons and the top among them is to increase your knowledge about how CT compares to other regions and to inform you about what you can do to increase your beekeeping success. It's easy to fill out and is totally confidential. Give it a try!