beeinformed.org

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  1. sqkcrk

    sqkcrk New Member

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    Has anyone else gotten an e-mail from this organization and participated in any of their surveys?
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    I've never heard of them, but here is a paragraph from the website.

    ""The core management team will consult regularly with both a stakeholder and scientific advisory group. Our stakeholder advisory group is comprised of leaders in the US beekeeping industry, representing such organizations as the American Beekeeping Federation , the American Honey Producers Association , the Apiary Inspectors of America, Project Apis m., the Eastern and Western Apicultural societies, California queen producers association , as well as pollinator-dependent producers such as the Almond Board and Paramount Farms . This group of “stakeholders†will help ensure that we remain focused on delivering information to beekeepers that is meaningful, useful and timely".

    It looks legit, but I think I would send an email to Kim Flottum asking his opinion.
    His email is Kim@BeeCulture.com
     

  3. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    This just came in from Kim, so I would say it is definitely legit.

    ""Dear Beekeeper,

    The Bee informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories, needs your help and is asking you to please participate in two surveys. Both surveys are open only from 1 April through 18 April 2011. You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at http://beeinformed.org/ . Thank you for your participation.

    Please take 20 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys.

    1) Winter Loss Survey

    http://is-nri.com/take/?i=166637&h=vZbU ... sEg54S0HCw

    This should take less than 5 minutes.

    2) Past Year Management Survey

    http://is-nri.com/take/?i=166638&h=wCvJ ... k3aIowhTMQ

    This should take less than 15 minutes.

    The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world experiences to help solve beekeepers' real world problems. We will use the data generated from these two surveys to help you decide which management practices are best for beekeepers like you, who live where you do and have operations similar to yours. For this to work, we need as many participants as possible...so please take the time to fill out the questionnaire and SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL THE BEEKEEPERS YOU KNOW asking them to fill out these questionnaires too.

    Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at askbeeinformed@gmail.com or call us at 443.296.2470.

    You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at http://beeinformed.org.

    BE INVOLVED, BE INCLUDED, BEE INFORMED.

    Thank you,

    The Bee Informed Partnership Team""
     
  4. camero7

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    I completed the surveys this morning. Well worth the time IMO
     
  5. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    The message iddee copied came to me in an email from Brushy Mountain, saying it came to them from "Dennis vanEngelsdorp, one of the industry's top researchers working on CCD and honeybee ailments." The name is familiar to me - I believe Mr. van Engelsdorp used to be the head apiarist in PA - so I think there is some legitimacy to these surveys. I plan to fill them out.
     
  6. rast

    rast New Member

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    I saw it same place Hobie did. Filled it out. Painless, hopefully worthwhile.