Bee Informed Partnership

Using beekeepers' real world experience to solve beekeepers' real world problems
  1. BIP HiveCheck Results for Aug 18th – Sept 1st
    The new HiveCheck Program is moving along quickly! It looks like everyone is hunkering down waiting for the last drops of the fall flow or continuing to feed. Check out the results and Remember to to sign up to receive localized results for your region! Sign up to be part of the HiveCheck Survey Group to Receive...
  2. Hybrid Carrot Seed Pollination
    Carrot (Daucus carota) is a biennial member of the Apiaceae family that includes other familiar edibles like celery, parsley, fennel and dill. When grown for food, carrots are harvested at the end of the first growing season. Seed production requires the plant to receive sufficient winter chilling followed by flowering in the second season. Seed...
  3. Announcing HiveCheck Realtime Reports
    The Bee Informed Hive Check program is a new initiative to get more frequent surveying across the nation on what’s most important to beekeepers through out the season. We’ve created a quick and easy survey with less than 10 questions to take quick polls of what beekeepers are doing in their apiaries every two weeks. Sign up...
  4. Watermelon pollination
    Beekeepers in the Pacific Northwest are not blessed with the high honey yields of beekeepers in other regions of the country. They are more reliant on renting their bees to pollinate crops and fortunately the agriculture of the PNW has a variety and abundance of commercially grown crops that require or benefit from honeybee pollination....
  5. Alfalfa Leafcutter Bee (Megachile rotundata)
    Megachile rotundata (or the alfalfa leafcutter bee) is a species native to Eurasia that was introduced into the United States after the 1930’s because of a drop in seed production. This bee was brought into the US to increase pollination yields of Alfalfa for seed because honey bees are not the best pollinators of the...