2021 Spring Loss And Management Survey

Bee Informed Partnership Loss And Management Survey

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association encourages all beekeepers to complete the survey. Without you the chart below is not possible!  Will you take the survey today?

Kentucky Average Winter Hive Loss (all years)
Chart shows average winter hive loss in Kentucky for all survey years

The Bee Informed Partnership team, in collaboration with the Auburn University Bee Lab, are enthusiastically inviting all U.S. beekeepers to take part in this year’s survey. The survey is open from April 1 to April 30, 2021.

The BIP survey is the longest national effort to monitor honey bee mortality rates in the U.S. The Loss survey was initiated in 2006 by the Apiary Inspectors of America. Then in 2010 the Management section was added in collaboration with the vanEngelsdorp Bee Lab at the University of Maryland. The survey not only estimates the level of colony mortality in the country, but also allows us to identify management practices that are linked to colony mortality.