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We would like to assess how 2022 was for NON-migratory New York State beekeepers and their beehives. Information may help to determine trends in honeybee health and enable beekeepers to see these trends.

Please complete the survey as best as you can and write any comments you feel that can add to future surveys and improve the NY Bee Wellness program. Only some questions are required.
The survey usually takes about 10 minutes.

All info is confidential, and general results of the survey will be shared and posted on NYBeeWellness.org in January 2023.

If you would like to send a survey link to other beekeepers, please use the general survey link: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/JD8KG7B

For the results of previous surveys, please see the website (NYBeeWellness.org). Remember, results are broken down by regions within New York State.

Fall 2021 Survey results: https://tinyurl.com/24qqf34o


Questions? : survey@nybeewellness.org
Thank you!


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* 1. How many live overwintered hives or nucs did you have at the start of April ? Please enter a numeric figure.

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* 2. How many NEW hives did you add this year?

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* 3. Please add the TOTAL number of hives/nucs from Question #2.

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* 4. How many hives and nucs are entering Winter?

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* 5. For Fall 2022 (September,October, November) approximately what % of hives were lost? This includes dead-outs, weak hives, hives that were combined with other hives. Please comment in Question 11.

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* 6. For hives lost from Question #5, what do you think was the main cause? Please see photos at the bottom of the page.

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* 7. Did you raise your own queens?

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* 8. If you checked for varroa mite levels in September or October, Please check your preferred method.

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* 9. In the Fall, for sugar and alcohol  checks, what was your highest Fall mite count for 300 bees (1/2 cup) from a hive in your apiary? Please enter a number.

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* 10. For the hive(s) with the highest mite count were they:

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* 11. If you treated for mites, what treatment did you use?
Enter when you used a treatment this season in the comment box

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* 12. What problems did your bees have this year?
How was the malady diagnosed? Did you send samples to Beltsville , or use other testing?

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* 13. What NY county are most of your bees in?

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* 14. Were you pleased with this year's honey crop? NOTE: 60# per hive is the average for NYS
You may add approximate pounds per hive produced (harvested) in the comment box.

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* 15. How can the NY Bee Wellness program assist you?

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* 16. Any additional comments, survey improvements. Thank you!

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* 17. Contact info.
You will receive the survey results and newsletters.

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Thank you.
NY Bee Wellness
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Parasitic Mite Syndrome (PMS), scattered capped brood, symptoms of white larvae that are chewed or pecked down by workers

Colonies with PMS will show symptoms of white larvae that are chewed or pecked down by workers. Larvae may appear sunken to the side of the cell and may show symptoms of white with some debris at the posterior end. Pupa will be chewed down/removed or the pupa face chewed part of the way down as seen in the photo. (BeeInformed)

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Deformed Wing Virus (DWV), Bees with shriveled wings

Bees with shriveled wings

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Queen loss, late supersedure, evidence of recent opened queen cells

evidence of recent opened queen cells

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Empty, robbed out hive and combs

Empty, robbed out hive and combs

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