Hello-
 
This has been another interesting winter.
 
We would like to assess the situation for for NON-migratory New York State beekeepers and their beehives. Information gathered is for beekeepers, and may help to determine trends in honeybee health.
 
NOTE-This survey is unique for your email; If you would like to send a survey link to other beekeepers, please use the general survey link:
https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/RRXPRZZ

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.
If this is your first year with bees or do not have bees, you do not need to do the survey, but please look over the survey , to consider various management options.



A link to the survey is also on NYBeeWellness.org

SCROLL DOWN FOR PHOTOS AT BOTTOM OF PAGE which may assist you.

All info is confidential, and general results of the survey will be shared in the Summer NY Bee Wellness newsletter and posted on NYBeeWellness.org . Links to previous years surveys are also on the website. Survey results will be broken down into 8 major regions in New York State.

Results of the Spring 2018 Survey.
To save a copy for your records, copy and paste the text.
 
 If you are receiving duplicate surveys, please Unsubscribe from the duplicate address.

Questions? : info@nybeewellness.org
Thank you!
 
Clean your Bees! Treat your packages bees and swarms 1 week after hiving to prevent your hive from becoming a varroa breeding nest.


NY Bee Wellness, Inc. is an independent educational grassroots 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.
 
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* 1. How many living full size hives (not nucs) did you have last December?

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* 2. How many full size hives survived the winter?

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* 3. How many living NUCS did you have last December? -skip question if you did not have nucs.

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* 4. How many of the NUCS are still alive?- skip question if you did not have nucs.

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* 5. What Fall and Winter treatments, supplemental feeds did you use?

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* 6. What SYMPTOMS did you observe in dead hives? 

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NOTE: question #7 will ask about possible CAUSE of death.

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* 7. What do you assess to be the MAIN CAUSE of hive death?

SCROLL DOWN to bottom of page for some PHOTOS.

In COMMENT box you can put additional info

EXAMPLE: 25% of hives died from starvation, 75% of virus/mites


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* 8. In which month did you lose most of your bees?

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* 9. How would you rate the strength of your surviving hives on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being strong?

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* 10. Have you had any testing done to confirm diagnosis for disease? ex: Samples to Beltsville, microscopy, other testing, etc

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* 11. Do you plan to change your management practices this year?

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* 12. For the 2019 season how do you intend to obtain new colonies or increase?

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* 13. What county are most of your bees in?
If your bees are not in New York, please enter in "Other"

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* 14. How can the NY Bee Wellness program help you?

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* 15. Any additional comments. Thank you!

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* 16. Contact info

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Starvation- no honey, no pollen

Starvation- no honey, no pollen

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Starvation, close-up

Starvation, close-up

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Mite/virus dwindling, scattered perforated capped brood, weakened cluster

Mite/virus dwindling, scattered perforated capped brood, weakened cluster

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Moldy frame, poor ventilation

Moldy frame, poor ventilation

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Queen cells/cups, possible loss of queen

Queen cells/cups, possible loss of queen

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Dysentery- outside hive

Dysentery- outside hive

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Dysentery- inside hive

Dysentery- inside hive

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Mouse damage

Mouse damage

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Bear damage

Bear damage

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Thank you!

NY Bee Wellness NYBeeWellness.org

NY Bee Wellness is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization.

Donations are tax deductible to the extent permitted by law.

http://nybeewellness.org/support/

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