Massachusetts Honey Bee Colony Loss Survey: April 2016-April 2017

This survey has been created by the Massachusetts Department of Agricultural Resources (MDAR) to serve as a tool for Massachusetts honey beekeepers to share data on colony losses that occur during the current bee season: April 2016 - April 2017. Participation in this survey is voluntary. Responses will be analyzed by MDAR Apiary Program staff, who will then provide a summary of results to the beekeeping community after April 2017.

Beekeepers willing to submit photos documenting hive health issues should send them via email to: massapiaryprogram@gmail.com. Photos will be reviewed and responses provided in a timely manner. If you have specific questions that you want addressed, please include that information in the email.

Thank you for taking the time to complete the survey and provide feedback on the health of MA honey bee colonies!

Happy Beekeeping,

-The MDAR Apiary Program