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Hands off experiment

This was great. Unfortunately, I may have lowered our percentages by being incredibly hands-off this year, as an experiment.

RESPONSE there is no one way to keep bees. No treatments, as an option rather than default, is one a large number of individuals elect. It does come with the cost of heavier colony losses. By seeking to capture different beekeeper approaches and their variations, I hope to have a widely representative survey. We do not have a good solution yet – some solutions lead to less overwinter losses while others are effective for one individual but not be for another. It is a difficult time for bee survival. Thanks for sharing.

Take NOTE!!! (Note Sheet) PNW Annual Survey Preparation

Download the Note Sheet 2016 PNWals Prep  here! 

This form is provided to assist in your note gathering throughout the year in order to prepare you for next Aprils PNW Annual Loss Survey. At that time surveys will be once again offered in both paper and electronic forms through www.pnwhoneybeesurvey.com. Print this now and note what you remember from this 2015 season thus far. Then update it early next year as you begin to take inventory of what survived and what may need to be ordered. Good wintering to you all!!!!