US National Beekeeper Survey
Thank you for taking the time to complete this survey! Through this brief questionnaire we are hoping to gain a better understanding of current beekeeper demographics. We aim to provide current statistics to the beekeeping industry, beekeepers, and also better focus our education, outreach, and networking efforts in the beekeeping community. Your information is completely anonymous. Data will be analyzed by the Bee Girl organization’s Executive Director, Sarah Red-Laird, and Scientific Adviser, Scott Debnam, and published on This survey will close on April 30th, 2016.

While there are very succinct colony loss and honey production surveys each year, there hasn’t been a comprehensive “beekeeper” survey for years. With the popularity of beekeeping on the rise, no one can argue with the fact that the beekeeper demographic has changed in the last decade. As educators, researchers, and individuals making up an industry, we should know who we are. Moving forward, having a grasp on census data of the industry will help us to know where, who, and how to reach out for better policy making, research, issue advocacy, continuing education, etc.

How many colonies do you keep? *
What state do you primarily live, and keep bees in? *
If you split your time between states, please answer the next question.
If you keep bees between more than one state, please select the other state.
Explain (not required):
Your answer
How long have you been beekeeping? *
Are the majority of your hives within city limits?
Gender? *
Age? *
Do you belong to a beekeeping club or association? *
If yes, which one(s):
You can choose more than one.
I consider myself primarily a:
Anything else you would like us to know?
Your answer
If you would like us to send you the findings of this survey, please provide your email address.
Your answer
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