The Apiary Inspectors of America is a non-profit organization established to promote better beekeeping conditions in North America. Members of the Association, consisting of State Apiarist, business representatives, and individual beekeepers, work collectively to establish more uniform and effective laws and methods for the suppression of honey bee diseases, as well as a mutual understanding and cooperation between apiary inspection officials. The AIA goal is to provide accurate and helpful information for the successful management of honey bees, while seeking new information and ideas in honey bee management and plant pollination.
Honey bee colony losses have steadily increased over the past decade from an average of 26% loss in 2006 to 44% in 2017. For more information about colony loss and beekeeper management practices, please see the Bee Informed Partnership website (https://bip2.beeinformed.org/).