National Bee Loss Survey
Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the latest problem facing bee keepers today.
Symtoms of CCD are:The complete absence of adult bees in colonies, with no or little build up of dead bees in the colonies or in front of those colonies.
The presence of capped brood in colonies.
The presence of food stores, both honey and bee bread
1) In collapsed colonies
i. which is not immediately robbed by other bees
ii. when attacked by hive pests such as wax moth and small hive beetle, the attack is noticeably delayed.
2) In cases where the colony appear to be actively collapsing
An insufficient workforce to maintain the brood that is present
The workforce seems to be made up of young adult bees
The queen is present
The cluster is reluctant to consume provided feed, such as sugar syrup and protein supplement
Please take time to fill out a survey, whether or not you have experienced CCD. All data collected is confidential and helpful for determining
the exact cause of CCD.
At Bee Alert we are constantly trying to improve our systems to best suit
the bee keeper. Please fill out a questionaire about the HiveSentry®, and what functions you'd like to see.
Please mail or fax your completed survey to:
Bee Alert Technology, Inc.
1620 Rodger St Suite #1
Missoula, MT 59802
Fax: (406) 541-3161