To document which bee disease/parasites/pests of honey bees are present in Colorado and the U.S. andto provide information on the causes of honey bee decline. The survey will also evaluate pollen from sampled hives for the presence ofexposure to pesticides.
Colorado and the Honey Bee Survey; How it works and how you can help.
This survey will contribute to ongoing research on potential synergisms between pesticides and bee diseases.
The survey is completely voluntary and free.
Participating apiaries must have fouror more hives. CDA will sample from 24 apiaries statewide. Past focus has been on apiaries with 8 or more hives. We want to get a more representative picture of honey bee health in the state.
The CDA will sample from 24 apiaries statewide. Past focus has been on apiaries with eightor more hives. This year we have the approval to include apiaries with as little as 4 hives. We want to get a more representative picture of honey bee health in the state.
State Survey Coordinator
Apiary, Export, Nursery, PlantPest, Quarantine, and Seed Programs