Following are two messages from the Bee Informed Partnership:
We are midway through our National Annual Loss and Management survey and would appreciate help from you to appeal to more commercial beekeepers who are under-represented in our survey.
Thank you for those of you who have already participated in our Tier 6 (Almond Pollination) survey. We have two additional surveys that are now open to all beekeepers and are asking for your help. The link to these surveys is provided below.
The Bee informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, is asking you to please send the following email to all the beekeepers that you know. Both surveys are open only from 1 April through 30 April 2014.
You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at beeinformed.org. We really believe this effort will be able to change our industry by giving beekeepers the tools they need to make informed management decisions. But, for it to work it needs participation – lots of participation. SO please take the survey if you have colonies of your own and pass this letter below to your beekeeper contacts and encourage them to participate! We thank you in advance.
We need your help. Please take 30 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys. Both surveys are only open from 1 April through 30 April 2014.
National Loss and Management Survey:
The loss survey should take less than 10 minutes and the management survey should take less than 30 minutes.
The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world experiences to help solve beekeepers' real world problems. We will use the data generated from these two surveys to help you decide which management practices are best for beekeepers like you, who live where you do and have operations similar to yours. For this to work, we need as many participants as possible...so please take the time to fill out the survey and SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL THE BEEKEEPERS YOU KNOW asking them to fill out these survey too.
Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 443.296.2470.
You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at beeinformed.org.
BE INVOLVED, BE INCLUDED, BEE INFORMED.
The Bee Informed Partnership Team