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    Default 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    As many of you know from my previous poll I am putting together a graph for deadouts and the sources they came from. Because of the limitations of the polling feature of the forum I have decided to convert it to an email survey. The directions are at the top of the survey. The results will be posted on blogger in May.
    If you wish to participate please copy and paste the survey into an email and send your results back to me. Save your copy so you can make changes as needed.
    Thanks: Brad

    2011/2012 winter Deadout Poll.
    Instructions: Please answer questions as accurately as possible. Only mark Addendum if you previously submitted the poll and need to make changes. Only mark the changes that need to be made, leave all other areas blank.
    Use the Nuc categories for all purchased Nucs and the Splits category for all Nucs you produced yourself by splitting your own hives. Leave any areas that are not applicable to you blank or mark N/A. Please mark the month that you STARTED each Colony, if started in multiple months please list in the comments section at the bottom. Email to cantcutter@gmail.com
    Addendum ____
    1. Total number of hives going into this winter? ____
    2. Number over wintered last season? _____ Deadouts last season? ____

    3. Number started in 2011? ____

    4. Started from packages? ____. Deadout this season? ____ Month? ____

    5. Locally Purchased NUC? ____. Deadout this season? ____ Month? ___

    6. Supplier Purchased NUC? ____. Deadout this season? ____ Month? ____

    7. Captured swarm? ____. Deadout this season? ____ Month? _____

    8. Personal Split? ____ Deadout this season? _____. Month? ______

    9. Number of years’ Experience in Beekeeping? ____
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    Last edited by bluegrass; 02-28-2012 at 09:02 AM.
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    Default Re: 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    Interesting idea. Have you thought about asking people to keep track of colonies from date of purchase forward rather than from the present? It could generate the same or similar information. I don't know.
    Mark Berninghausen
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    Default Re: 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    Quote Originally Posted by sqkcrk View Post
    Interesting idea. Have you thought about asking people to keep track of colonies from date of purchase forward rather than from the present? It could generate the same or similar information. I don't know.
    I am surveying the date they started them, but only on first year hives. I don't want to clog it up with too much information... My hope is that we can see % of losses per category at a glance without having to read too much extra information...
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    Default Re: 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    okay, just a thought.
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    Default Re: 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    What would your suggestion be for revision? If I polled from the start of each colony it would be dependent on everybody knowing if their colonies superseded their queens, I am not sure everybody follows their hives close enough to know if it is still the original queen.
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    Default Re: 2011/2012 winter deadout email survey.

    maybe some other info as well like mite treatment if any. Did they check for mites or disease? If they follow their colonies demise close enough to understand the issues that might have caused it to go down hill.

    It might be a very interesting read afterwards.

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