October 31, 2014

2013 Bee Informed Partnership Surveys – Deadline Extended to Midnight April 30th

Bee Informed Partnership Logo

The Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is a USDA/NIFA (U.S. Department of Agriculture/National Institute of Food and Agriculture) funded project with the stated goal of reducing colony losses. The program is a collaboration of research institutions, Universities and beekeepers in the US. ¬†It is now time for your active participation! To receive a personalized invitation to participate in Bee … [Read more...]

University of Maine Scientist Visits Somerset Beekeepers

Frank Drummond Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management at the University of Maine at Orono

by Sam(antha) Burns, UME Master Gardener, Somerset Beekeepers President Francis Drummond has been keeping bees since he was twelve years old. Now he is a Professor of Insect Ecology and Insect Pest Management at the University of Maine at Orono. As an entomologist, Frank has been uniquely poised to help bees and beekeepers, researching how honeybees, along with native bee species, are being … [Read more...]

2011 Bee Informed Partnership Surveys

Bee Informed Partnership

Dear Beekeeper: We need your help. Please take 20 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys. Both surveys are only open from 1 April through 18 April 2011. 1) Winter Loss Survey: This should take less than 5 minutes. 2) Past Year Management Survey: This should take less than 15 minutes. The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world … [Read more...]