Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  1. Honeydew: A Mixed Blessing
    When Americans think of honey, most of us assume it comes from floral sources—basically bees collect flower nectar, add enzymes, and evaporate moisture to produce the finished product. However, I was recently talking to a friend who grew up near the Black Forest in Germany, and he told me as a child that his mother...
  2. Results for Sept 2nd – Sept 15th + Experience Levels
    It’s getting cold out there and the nation’s beekeepers are feeling it! This week’s report shows regular inspections and feeding as primary activities. We’re assuming the unusually high occurrence of nectar flow reports this late in the season is due to “Pollen Flow” not specifically nectar flow. We also added a new feature this week,...
  3. 2013 – 2014 National Management Survey
    The Bee Informed Partnership is proud to release the results of the  fourth annual National Management Survey for years 2013 – 2014.  The results from this survey represent 564,522 colonies, 21.7%  of the country’s 2.6 million colonies*. The National Management Survey, conducted since 2010, takes an epidemiological approach to acquire a greater understanding of the effects...
  4. BIP HiveCheck Results for Aug 18th – Sept 1st
    The new HiveCheck Program is moving along quickly! It looks like everyone is hunkering down waiting for the last drops of the fall flow or continuing to feed. Check out the results and Remember to to sign up to receive localized results for your region! Sign up to be part of the HiveCheck Survey Group to Receive...
  5. Hybrid Carrot Seed Pollination
    Carrot (Daucus carota) is a biennial member of the Apiaceae family that includes other familiar edibles like celery, parsley, fennel and dill. When grown for food, carrots are harvested at the end of the first growing season. Seed production requires the plant to receive sufficient winter chilling followed by flowering in the second season. Seed...