Monday, April 1, 2013

Hello Beekeepers,
Please take the time to participate in this survey, it is the official annual survey for the USA. Participation is fast, online, and deadline is April 15. 
Thank you!

Danielle Downey
Apiculture Specialist 
Hawaii Department of Agriculture/
UH Pacific Cooperative Studies Unit
16 E. Lanikaula St.
Hilo, HI  96720
808 936 5483

Dear Beekeeper,

The Bee Informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, is a project whose aim is to help beekeepers make better management decisions and thus reduce colony losses.  To do this effectively, we need beekeepers, lots of beekeepers, to participate in our survey. We are asking you to please participate in two surveys.  Both surveys are open only from 29 March through 15 April 2013. 
You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at

Please click on the link below or paste it into your browser to participate in the National Winter Loss and Management Survey:

The winter loss survey should take less than 5 minutes and the management survey should take less than 20 minutes.

The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world experiences to help solve beekeepers' real world problems. We will use the data generated from these two surveys to help you decide which management practices are best for beekeepers like you, who live where you do and have operations similar to yours.  For this to work, we need as many participants as please take the time to fill out the questionnaire and SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL THE BEEKEEPERS YOU KNOW asking them to fill out these questionnaires too.

You can see what type of results we will generate by visiting the website and browsing through our results section. Currently we are in the process of posting last year’s management results, so visit the site often to see these results as they are posted and discussed in our BLOG section.

Depending on the number of participants we hope to have the results from this year’s survey broken down by region and should have those results posted within months of the survey close date now that we have built the infrastructure needed to automate report generation. 

Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at or call us at 443.296.2470.

You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at


Thank you,
Karen Rennich
Project Manager, The Bee Informed Partnership

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