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Healthy Bees - NY Bee Wellness

Fall Survey 2020 NY Bee Wellness

Thank you to all who have completed the survey!
The survey re
presents a sample of 298 non-migratory beekeepers from 55 counties in New York State.  It may show trends that are occurring throughout the state. Be sure to check your region results and share with your local group, the PDF links are at the bottom of the page.

Highlights: 2020 was an even better year for honey, overall, for NYS than 2019. There are usually boom or bust harvests in different parts of the state most years, but about 80% of beekeepers entered that they were pleased or somewhat pleased with their production, with northern, western, south central regions, and even Long Island, doing better than most. Some areas did experience drought like conditions in the eastern parts of the state, requiring extra care for the bees; this may impact wintering. 19% were not pleased with the honey crop.
About 35% of beekeepers do not monitor varroa mite levels, a continued improvement on previous years (2019 40%). Many beekeepers that do not check assume that they have varroa and proactively apply treatment. One hive was found to have a 60% mite infestation, which the beekeeper euthanized.
The top 3 problems that respondents had with their bees are: varroa mites, small hive beetle, queen failure; Yellow jackets were also a problem.

Please send any comments, suggestions, or questions.
Please watch for the
2021 NY Bee Wellness Spring Survey.

NOTE: If the data does not display properly, please view the email in your browser by clicking the link in the upper right corner of this page, or the PDF link below.
PDF links to the county regional survey results are at the bottom of the page.


*** Comments pages (PDF link) ***
3 pages of comments about hive problems, honey crop, etc., from all over the state.

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Please click on the links below for regional survey data (PDF).

Western Region: Erie, Niagara, Cattaragus, Chautauqua, Orleans, Genesee, Wyoming, Allegheny Counties. (Buffalo, Jamestown)


North Central Region: Monroe, Livingston, Ontario, Yates, Wayne, Seneca, Yates Counties. (Rochester, Canandaigua)


South Central Region: Schuyler, Cayuga, Tompkins, Chemung, Steuben, Tioga, Cortland Counties. (Ithaca)


Central Region: Oneida, Onondaga, Madison, Chenango, Broome, Delaware, Otsego, Herkimer Counties. (Syracuse, Utica, Binghamton)


Northern Region: Jefferson, Oswego, Lewis, St Lawrence, Franklin, Clinton, Essex, Hamilton, Warren Counties. (Watertown, Oswego)


Eastern Region: Fulton, Montgomery, Saratoga, Schenectady, Washington, Schoharie, Albany, Rensselaer Counties. (Albany)


South East Region: Greene, Columbia, Ulster, Dutchess, Sullivan, Orange, Putnam, Rockland, Westchester Counties. (Poughkeepsie, Kingston)


NYC Metro Region: Bronx, Richmond, Kings, Queens, Nassau, Suffolk

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