This just in from Paul vW. Please do the survey if you have 10 or more hives. The survey is anonymous and the data is collated on a provincial and then a national level. You can see some of the survey results at; http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/statistics/industry-and-sector-profiles#bees
SPRING SURVEY 2016
Every spring BC beekeepers registered with 10+ colonies are invited to participate in the Spring Survey. The survey is intended to determine the wintering results of honey bee colonies in each of the province’s regions. Some questions refer to management practices that were applied in the previous year because they may have had an influence on the colonies’ wintering success. Please answer all questions.
To participate in the 5-minute survey please click on:
http://www2.gov.bc.ca/gov/content/industry/agriculture-seafood/animals-and-crops/animal-production/bees/surveys, or visit our website, http://www.al.gov.bc.ca/apiculture and select “Surveys”.
Please submit data by June 17, 2016.
This survey complies with the Personal Information Protection Act which guarantees that information you provide is anonymous and remains confidential. Data will only be used for statistical purposes.
If you have any questions or concerns, you may contact me directly.
Thanks for participating,
Paul van Westendorp