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NY Bee Wellness
04-08-2017, 10:17 AM
How was winter for you?

We would like to assess the situation for for NON-migratory New York State beekeepers and their beehives. Information may help to determine trends in honeybee health for beekeepers.

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/X8CLRC6


All info is confidential, and general results of the survey will be shared in the next 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.

NY Bee Wellness
04-22-2017, 05:39 PM
Still time to enter your data!

NY Bee Wellness
04-29-2017, 07:08 PM
Last week!

NY Bee Wellness
05-06-2017, 07:31 PM
LAST CALL!

NY Bee Wellness
05-15-2017, 10:24 AM
Basic result for NYS non-migratory beekeepers:

Winter 2016-2017 48% loss

2015-2016 24%

2014-2015 28%

2013-2014 48%

More details TBA

squarepeg
05-15-2017, 11:04 AM
thanks for posting this, looking forward to the complete data set when it is available.

NY Bee Wellness
05-26-2017, 12:40 PM
Spring Survey 2017 NY Bee Wellness Results!

http://mailchi.mp/3796c7fd6167/spring-survey-results-2017-ny-bee-wellness?e=9a56c4ce71

325 Non-migratory beekeepers reported, from 55 of 62 counties in New York State

3279- Total number of bee colonies in November 2016; average of 10 hives per beekeeper
1702- Total number of bee colonies in April 2017; average of 5 hives per beekeeper

48%- Average loss of colonies during the winter of 2016-2017 (total 1577 hives lost).
The loss for the Winter of 2015-2016 was 24%
The loss for the Winter of 2014-2015 was 28%
The loss for the Winter of 2013-2014 was 48%.

19% of 2016 respondents had zero winter loss
-For the winter of 2015-2016, 32.2% of respondents had zero loss.
-For the winter of 2014-2015, 15.7% of respondents had zero loss.

Potential factors: widespread drought conditions in 2016, previous mild winter, varroa mite/virus population dynamics. Losses were higher in central and western New York.

Region and Loss:
Western 52%; Mid-West 68%, South Central 57%, East Central 51%, North 42%, East 36%, South East 41%, NYC Metro 10%