Dear Friends, We are leading the effort for a nationwide beekeeping effort called The Bee informed Partnership, a joint project among numerous universities and laboratories. I’d like to ask you to please send the following email to all the beekeepers that you know and encourage them to participate in this effort. Both surveys are open only from 30 March through 20 April 2012.
Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact the project at: email@example.com or call us at 443.296.2470. You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at www.beeinformed.org. Thank you for your time, help and participation.
We really believe this effort will be able to change our industry by giving beekeepers the tools they need to make informed management decisions. But, for it to work it needs participation – lots of participation. SO please pass the letter below to your beekeeper contacts and encourage them to participate! ***************************************** Dear Beekeeper: We need your help. Please take 20 minutes out of your busy day to complete these two surveys. Both surveys are only open from 30 March 2012 through 20 April 2012. 1) National Winter Loss and Management Survey: http://participate.beeinformed.org/Surveys/TakeSurvey.aspx?SurveyID=76KI4p3 The winter loss survey should take less than 5 minutes and the management survey should take less than 20 minutes. The purpose of the Bee Informed Partnership is to use beekeepers' real world experiences to help solve beekeepers' real world problems. We will use the data generated from these two surveys to help you decide which management practices are best for beekeepers like you, who live where you do and have operations similar to yours. For this to work, we need as many participants as possible...so please take the time to fill out the questionnaire and SEND THIS EMAIL TO ALL THE BEEKEEPERS YOU KNOW asking them to fill out these questionnaires too. You can see what type of results we will generate by visiting the www.beeinformed.org website and browsing through our results section. Currently we are in the process of posting last year’s management results, so visit the site often to see these results as they are posted and discussed in our BLOG section. Depending on the number of participants we hope to have the results from this year’s survey broken down by region and should have those results posted within months of the survey close date now that we have built the infrastructure needed to automate report generation. Should you have any questions or concerns please do not hesitate to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at 443.296.2470. You can learn more about the Bee Informed Partnership at www.beeinformed.org. BE INVOLVED, BE INCLUDED, BEE INFORMED. Thank you, The Bee Informed Partnership Team