The Bee Informed Partnership is a collaborative effort of leading research labs and universities in agriculture and science to better understand honey bee declines in the United States. BIP was initially funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the National Institute of Food and Agriculture but is now a not-for-profit.

We have sampled all our project hives and send the samples to BIP for health screening. These results will help us determine what effect, if any, feeding on the oregano de la sierra had on their mite and pathogen levels.