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One Day Left to Complete the BIP Survey!

By April 29, 2022No Comments

Take the Survey: beeinformed.org

If you have already taken the 2022 Loss and Management Survey, THANK YOU! Please consider sharing this with all the beekeepers in your life!

You’ve heard a lot from us in the last couple of weeks. Thank you for your … patience? In this final week, we thought we would take a step back and let some other folks do the talking. We’re very thankful for the help and support we’re receiving from the whole community. Thank you all, and we’ll be in touch around June to share the results of this year’s survey.

Jerry Hayes, Editor, Bee Culture Magazine

“The BIP Survey is a key informational data gap filler that nobody does. How would the industry, individual beekeepers, pollinator dependent ag., or environmentalists or Local, State or Federal Gov., or… have any idea of the health status of the managed honey bee industry without BIP? The production agriculture industry that depends on managed honey bees for the huge variety of fruits, nuts, vegetables themselves or seed production to grow them valued at 20 Billion Dollars. And that does not include the health of the environment that honey bees so strongly contribute to. What other industry losses 30%-40% of its ‘livestock’ yearly? Beekeepers and honey bees work together to make up these yearly losses so we can feed ourselves, and our livestock, and maintain environmental fitness.

BIP documents the value of honey bees and their managers. Without BIP, we beekeepers would be relegated to the sidelines because nobody would know or care about our industry’s value. Without this information being available to the media nobody would know or care.”

– Jerry Hayes

Danielle Downey, Executive Director, Project Apis m.

“Even though survey fatigue in our small industry is real, the most credible source of information for those of us studying the health of the beekeeping industry year over year is you- the beekeeper. The time you give to take this Annual Survey is well spent, please add your data- and thank you!”

– Danielle Downey Project Apis m

Dr. Jamie Ellis, Gahan Endowed Professor, University of Florida

“My team and I use the data generated from the BIP beekeeper surveys to shape our apiculture program at the University of Florida. We develop research projects and implement entire extension programs focused on stressors that beekeepers identify as important through the surveys. The BIP survey data have made our program better for beekeepers and better for the health and productivity of managed honey bee colonies. I ask all beekeepers, regardless of the number of colonies managed, to complete the BIP survey. Your participation really does make a difference!”

– Jamie Ellis, University of Florida

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