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.
Results from a nationwide honey bee colony survey found continued high rate of losses between October 2009 and April 2010. A press release summarizing the preliminary findings of the survey is available on the USDA-ARS website at www.ars.usda.gov/is/pr/2010/100429.2.htm.