The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaboration of efforts across the country from some of the leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. Supported initially by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture but now a not-for-profit, we’re working with beekeepers to better understand how we can keep healthier bees.

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  1. Committing to Keeping Better Records

    When I first started beekeeping with just two colonies, it was easy to remember what went on in my hives from week to week and month to month. That was years ago, and to this day, I still remember both colonies surviving the winter only to die suddenly in the spring. And I still recall […]
  2. Lessons From Riding Shotgun in the Bee Truck

    As a new field specialist for the South Central region, I have the opportunity to soak up wisdom and advice from beekeepers, their crew, and my fellow BIP field specialists on the Tech Transfer Team (TTT). And you betcha when I say I tried to make myself the largest and most spongy of (Swedish) sponges. […]
  3. Why I Keep Going Back

    I used to be a regular attendee of my local area’s annual garden show. I enjoyed listening to the speakers they had scheduled each year, and I always kept a notepad and pen handy to jot down new plant varieties I had just learned about or some gardening tip I didn’t want to forget. After […]
  4. BIP ArcHive: the free version is here!

    The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is pleased to announce the release of a new beekeeper management application that is a free version of its professional honey bee health and management tracking application at research.beeinformed.org! BIP ArcHive provides a seamless way for beekeepers to record activities and observations in the bee yard, giving insights to improve colony […]
  5. 2022/23 State Loss Data Now Available!

    2022/23 state losses have been calculated from this past spring’s Loss and Management Survey and are now available online! At https://research.beeinformed.org/loss-map/ you can find the level of reported loss for our three seasons (winter, summer, and annual), sort the results, and filter based on single-state or multi-state operations. Loss level is calculated per state for […]