Dear Western Beekeeper,
The Oregon State University Bee Lab is seeking input from beekeepers who are 18 or older in the form of a survey. The purpose of this research is to compare bee health to crop-specific variables such as hive management, pesticide exposure, and communication with growers of those crops. We will compare data from this survey to surveys of growers, and to field studies monitoring the health of selected experimental colonies.
Your participation is voluntary and your responses are anonymous. The time to take the survey will vary with the number of crops you pollinate. The security and confidentiality of information collected online cannot be guaranteed. Confidentiality will be kept to the extent permitted by the technology being used. Information collected online can be intercepted, corrupted, lost, destroyed, arrive late or incomplete, or contain viruses. To take the web based survey, follow the link below:
Click on this link to take the survey:
Dr. Louisa A. Hooven
Dr. Ramesh Sagili
Oregon State University
Study Title: Understanding pest and disease transmission dynamics and effects of agrochemicals on honey bee colonies pollinating crops in the western states
Funding for this project has been provided by Western Sustainable Agriculture Research and Education, a program of the US Department of Agriculture.