This campaign collects data specifically related to untreated Western honey bee (Apis mellifera) colonies located in apiaries.
(Glossary: By "untreated" we mean a colony that has not received any chemical treatment by a beekeeper, e.g., to control for Varroa destructor. By "apiary" we mean a single site where a colony, or group of colonies, is located by a beekeeper.)
To participate, please follow these simple steps:
- Identify the position of the apiary within the map.*
- Specify a name for this apiary. If you do not choose one, an automatic ID will be generated.
- Upload photos of the colonies/apiary.
- Answer the questions in "1. Untreated colony in apiary."
- If you want to add more than one untreated apiary, click the "+ Untreated Colony/Colonies in Apiaries" button at the bottom of the first section.
- Answer the questions in the remaining sections.
- When finished, click the "Submit" button at the bottom of the page.**
Please keep in mind that the more information and photos you submit, the more valuable your contribution will be for collecting sound scientific data. Also, only entries containing photos will be considered suitable for publication after the validation phase.
*Note: Apiaries' GPS coordinates will purposely be masked on the public map in order to conceal their exact locations.
**There will be a delay posting your entries to the map, while our team reviews and validates your data.