Winter Loss Survey
Is this year's winter loss higher or lower than last year?
Higher Lower Same Don't Know Did not keep bees last year
What percentage of the colonies that died between October 1st and April 1st were lost without dead bees in the hive or apiary? The value must be between 0 and 100, inclusive.
What percentage of loss, over this time period, would you consider acceptable? The value must be between 0 and 100, inclusive.
In your opinion, what factors were the main cause (or causes) of colony death in your operation between October 1, 2012 and April 1, 2013? Select all that apply.
Small Hive Beetles
Poor wintering conditions
Weak in the fall
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD)
Other, please specify
What percentage of your hives did you send to or move into California almond orchards for pollination? The value must be between 0 and 100, inclusive.
How many times, on average, did you move your colonies last year?
Note: Move means to put your hives on a truck and relocate them to a new region.
In what zip code is your operation based (optional)?
Would you like to continue on to the National Bee Management Survey?
You will not be able to take the Management portion of this survey at a later date if you indicate "No".
The National Bee Management Survey will take 10 - 15 minutes to complete.