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Posted: 1/29/2007

Colony Collapse Disorder Survey


National Bee Loss Survey


National Bee Loss Survey

Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) is the latest problem facing bee keepers today. Symtoms of CCD are:

1) In collapsed colonies

  • 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
        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.

    Bee Alert Technology, Inc.
    1620 Rodger St Suite #1
    Missoula, MT 59802
    Fax: (406) 541-3161

  • For further information, contact:

    Larry Tarver