Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  1. BIP HiveCheck Results for Oct 1st – Oct 13th
    Winter is upon us and beekeepers across the nation are getting ready! Based on our list of suggested questions we saw a lot of interest in winter preparation so we added a few questions to the survey to dive down into what folks were up to. Across the board, beekeepers are certainly getting ready but it...
  2. September Bee Lab Varroa and Nosema Results
    The beekeeping season keeps many busy in the spring through the fall and the Maryland lab is no exception. Traditionally, September is our busiest month for sample processing as most of the tech teams are sending in the last round of samples from the field. We also are spending more time reviewing disease load trends...
  3. BIP HiveCheck Results for Sept 16th – Sept 30th
    366 Beekeepers reported in the latest BIP HiveCheck Survey and we’re gearing up to start shaking things up a bit with new questions for winter prep. This week, it looks like the honey harvest is slowing down and I’m sure everyone is getting excited with full shelves of honey in their homes and local retailers! We’re coming...
  4. Our University of Maryland Crowd Funding Campaign is Live!
    We are very excited to announce that The Bee Informed Partnership has joined together with our home institution, University of Maryland College Park, to launch a kick starter campaign to help fund our Sentinel Hive Scale Project!  Similar to the Hive Scale Program, Sentinel Hives monitor honey bee health in real-time using hive scales to track colony...
  5. 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...