Vermont Beekeepers Association

Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  1. Preliminary: 2016-2017 State Total and Average Losses

    The Bee Informed Partnership has released preliminary state losses for 2016-2017. If there are fewer than 5 respondents in a state, we will not release those numbers to preserve confidentiality. These tables represent Annual loss, Winter Loss and Summer Loss. We also report Total Loss and Average Loss. For further details regarding the difference between Total and...
  2. 2016-2017 Loss Results: Thank you to all Survey Participants!

    Thanks to over 4,900 beekeepers this year, we have been able to track and record the loss and management practices of beekeepers for the 2016-2017 season, our 11th consecutive year. Thank you to all who have participated! For preliminary loss survey results, please see below. Honey Bee Colony Losses 2016-2017: Preliminary Results   Note: This...
  3. One Week Left to take the 2016-2017 Colony Loss and Management Survey

    ONLY 7 DAYS LEFT to take the 2016-2017 Colony Loss and Management Survey! Take the Survey Today! April 30th (this Sunday) is your last chance to participate in the 2016 – 2017 National Colony Loss and National Management Survey. Taxes are finished so there is no excuse! Please pull up a chair, pour your favorite beverage and join...
  4. California Gets Wet

    It has been a few weeks since we left California, but it had me head over heels with spring in full force. Beautiful flowers like lupine, fiddleneck, and rosemary have replaced all the almond flowers that the bees came here for. Beekeepers are the midst of moving their bees back home by the truckload. Northwest...
  5. 2016-2017 Colony Loss and Management Survey is Live: Take the Survey Today!

    2016-2017 Colony Loss and Management Survey is Live! Take the Survey Today! April 1st is just around the corner and for beekeepers, that means spring and the opening of the 2016 – 2017 National Colony Loss and National Management Survey. The results that are received from this survey provide valuable information that help us obtain...