Evaluation of the declining honey bee health and education of participating beekeepers

Project Overview

Project Type: Farmer/Rancher
Funds awarded in 2008: $17,810.00
Projected End Date: 12/31/2010
Region: North Central
State: Indiana
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  • Animal Products: honey


  • Animal Production: general animal production

    Proposal summary:

    This project will assess the health of honeybees in central Indiana and will identify some of the factors associated with weak and susceptible hives. Participating beekeepers will receive on site instruction in effective hive management to improve hive strength and to provide for the sustainability of honeybees colonies in the region and the benefits especially pollination on which so many crops depend in the region. Honey bee health (both queen wise and disease wise) will be determined with beekeepers in their own beeyards.

    Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this publication are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the view of the U.S. Department of Agriculture or SARE.