Tuesday, 30 March 2010

CATCH THE BUZZ - Bee Loss Survey Needs YOU!


Take the survey. Get Counted.

Dear Beekeeper:

The Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA-ARS Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory are seeking your help in tabulating the winter losses that occurred over the winter of 2009-2010. This continues the AIA/USDA survey efforts from the past 3 years which has been important in quantifying the losses of honey bees for government, media, and researchers.

This year’s survey is faster, easier and does not require your time on the phone. It is all web based and automatic, just fill and click.


Please take a few moments to fill out our winter loss survey at:



This survey will be conducted until April 16th, 2010.


We would also appreciate it if you would forward this email to other beekeepers. The more  responses the better.

If you have any questions or concerns please email beeloss@gmail.com., or Honeybee.Survey@aphis.usda.gov


Thanks in advance for your assistance.


Jeff Pettis; USDA-ARS Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory


Dennis vanEngelsdorp; Penn State University

Jerry Hayes; Florida Department of Agriculture

Dewey Caron; University of Delaware and Oregon State University

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