Winter Loss Survey

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  1. Hobie

    Hobie New Member

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    I just received the following notice from my local association and thought I'd pass it along in case any one else cares to participate:

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    From: Robyn Underwood <beeloss@gmail.com>
    Date: Mon, 29 Mar 2010 15:40:53 -0400
    To: <beeloss@gmail.com>
    Subject: HONEY BEE WINTER LOSS SURVEY

    Dear Beekeeping organization executive member:
    Thank you for agreeing to send the following email to beekeepers in your organization.

    Dear Beekeeper:
    The Apiary Inspectors of America and the USDA-ARS Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory are seeking your help in tabulating the winter losses that occurred over the winter of 2009-2010. This continues the AIA/USDA survey efforts from the past 3 years which has been important in quantifying the losses of honey bees for government, media, and researchers.
    This year’s survey is faster, easier and does not require your time on the phone. It is all web based and automatic, just fill and click.
    Please take a few moments to fill out our winter loss survey at:
    http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/beeloss0910
    This survey will be conducted until April 16th, 2010.
    We would also appreciate it if you would forward this email to other beekeepers. The more responses the better.
    If you have any questions or concerns please email beeloss@gmail.com., or Honeybee.Survey@aphis.usda.gov
    Thanks in advance for your assistance.
    Jeff Pettis; USDA-ARS Beltsville Bee Research Laboratory
    Dennis vanEngelsdorp; Penn State University
    Jerry Hayes; Florida Department of Agriculture
    Dewey Caron; University of Delaware and Oregon State University


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