The 2023-2024 United States Beekeeping Survey is live!

Beekeepers can participate in a national effort that tracks long-term trends of U.S honey bee colony health by taking the survey by May 31, 2024.

A beekeeper inspects a frame from an open honey bee hive.
Photo by Kai Timmons.

Spring has sprung in most parts of the country, which means it’s time to take the pulse of the beekeeping industry by recording managed honey bee colony losses and beekeeping practices across the United States. Results of colony loss and management surveys are important in many ways, from helping to raise awareness and resources for beekeeping, to setting research directions within our great network of land-grant universities. 

Because the Bee Informed Partnership (BIP) is no longer administering an annual survey, Auburn University, in partnership with the Apiary Inspectors of America, has created a survey that continues long-term monitoring of key aspects of the U.S. beekeeping industry by complementing BIP’s efforts over the past 15-plus years. 

Please contribute to this community science monitoring effort before midnight on May 31. All U.S. beekeepers aged 18 and over, from backyard hobbyists to those running multi-state commercial operations, are invited to participate. The survey will take 15-30 minutes to complete. 

Take the survey! 


Thank you to Auburn University and the Apiary Inspectors of America for contributing language for this article. 

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