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    susan rudnicki

    Beeks! Let this national survey reflect the vigorous nature of our feral bees by answering the survey about beekeeping practices and hive survivability here. The overwhelming responses will be from the chemical crowd—let us get a word in, too. By the way—does not take 30 minutes!


    Hurry!! BIP Survey Closes In 10 Days!!!

    Beekeepers needed! Thank you for your interest in participating in the National Colony Loss Management Survey organized by the Bee Informed Partnership and sponsored by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA).

    Please go to our online survey at and complete the survey there. It will be live on April 1st and close on April 30th. Information about past Winter Loss and National Management Surveys and the annual reports can be found online at

    The Colony Loss Survey has evolved from our winter loss survey because last year we found that commercial beekeepers lost 25% of their colonies over the summer, and so we are now starting to monitor and report annual, in addition to winter losses. The National Management Survey is conducted annually in conjunction with the Colony Loss Survey. Designed to take about 30 minutes, the 2 surveys are aimed at looking for relationships between colony loses and colony management (including disease treatment strategies, supplemental feeding, etc.) and/or other factors that may influence colony health (such as colony location, honey production, and forage type). Your participation in this research is voluntary and your responses will be kept confidential. In any publication or presentation resulting from this research, no personally identifiable information will be disclosed.

    If you have any questions or comments, please contact us at Once again thank you for your participation.

    Dr. Dennis vanEngelsdorp
    Project Director, Bee Informed Partnership
    University of Maryland

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About susan rudnicki

Been beekeeping almost 5 years now. Have 27 hives,(2 client hives) I work with the City of Manhattan Beach, re-homing bees in conflict with citizens. Allowed to keep bees at the Public Works yard (19 hives) in exchange for this work. I do many presentations for HoneyLove, teach bee students, rescue bees and sell honey.


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