The 2018-2019 Colony Loss and Management Survey!
The information that you provide will be invaluable to our
understanding of honey bee health around the country.
The BIP’s National Loss Survey was launched for the first
time in 2006, and thanks to the many thousands of
beekeepers who have participated since then, we have
been able to document and better understand long-term
honey bee colony loss trends.
Check out the interactive state loss map as evidence!

In 2010, BIP’s National Management Survey was added
 to help us understand how management practices are
potentially linked to colony survivorship.  Thanks to your
answers, we have been able to develop a
dynamic management data tool.
Feel free to play around with the interface. Want to know
how colony losses compared between beekeepers that DID
or DID NOT use a varroa treatment?  Or what about the
average age of comb in American hives?  It’s all in there!

The Bee Informed Partnership’s dynamic management,
data explorer tool
If you would like to prepare yourself for our questions,
or want to take some notes while you’re looking at your
colonies, download the survey or have a look at the
2018 – 2019 National Colony Loss and Management Survey Preview.
This preview should serve as an aid to the questions that
 are asked on the survey.  Please, do not mail this preview
version back to us.
When you are ready: TAKE THE SURVEY NOW!
Many thanks to all previous participants, and to all you
new-Bees for taking some time out of your busy schedule
to fill out this year’s survey.
Your contribution is supporting research efforts at a national
scale that are aimed to promote the health of our honey bees!
EAS 2019 is coming up this summer!  July 15 – 19
Please consider attending EAS this year. The conference
consists of the first 2 days of short courses, and 3 days of
the main conference with wonderful speakers,
demonstrations, banquets, auctions, and Honey Show. 
There is something for all levels, from beginners to
Master Beekeepers.  So plan to come even if for one day,
2 days or the whole week, you will be glad you did.
The website for EAS is
EAS 2019 will be held in Greenville, SC.
2020 EAS will be in Maine.
The South Carolina group is busily working out all of the
details for the conference, and registration should be open
soon.  You can go on the website to learn more about EAS
and look at the schedule and happenings from 2018 to get
an idea of what goes on.
I will send out an announcement when registration is open.
Please take a look, and I hope to see you this summer!

Patti Wong
MD EAS rep.


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