Once spring arrives, you’ll open up your hives and (hopefully) do a post-mortem on those that didn’t make it through the winter. This year, the Club will collect data on how our Northeast bees overwintered.
Please take the time to complete this online survey. Base your response on any single (or each) apiary and/or outyard that you manage — so wait until you look at all of your hives before sending in the info. If you have many outyards, and can take the time, feel free to submit data on all of them. Otherwise, pick what you consider your main apiary.
All data is collected anonymously and will be made publicly available so that the results may be used by number-crunchers, data-lovers and researchers to further our beekeeping knowledge. At the end of the survey, you’ll have the chance to see a compilation of the submissions.
If you would like access to the raw data, please email President@flbeeclub.com for the read-only access link. We would love to see this data plotted graphically, using the zip code information available.
UPDATED: April 2, 2013
We’ve now added a simple map of respondents, with a hand-picked selection of survey responses displayed. Click here to see the map. Just click on the dots to see the survey responses.