Packages NE Minnesota Beekeepers Association Posted on October 3, 2019 by jcharnesJune 2, 2021 Welcome to the NEMNBA Package Survey for 2019 In an effort to understand the needs of our members, and to get their feedback on packages supplied for the past season, we ask that you please tell us a bit about your purchasing experience. Please tell us your Name Please type your email address Ordering & Delivery:Who did you order your packages from?NE MN Beekeepers AssnMann LakeHansen Honey FarmsNatures NectarOther How many packages did you order for the 2019 season? What size package did you order?Two PoundThree PoundOther What breed of Queen was supplied with your packages? (Check all that apply) Italian Carniolan Ruissian MN Hybrid Saskatraz Buckfast When were your packages delivered?Early AprilMid AprilLate AprilEarly MayMid MayLate May Installation:What was your impression of the packages as you installed them?Strong and healthyOKCompromised What was your impression of the queen included in your packages?BeautifulHealthy/NormalActive but small Did you experience any problems with the package or queens as you installed them? During the spring and summer growing season, how many of your packages experienced any of the following: Early or unexplained queen loss? Early or unexplained queen supercession? Poor brood pattern? Slow colony buildup? Disease? Pests other than Varroa? Absconding or colony collapse? How did you place the order for your packages? (choose all that apply) In person at a meeting From a web site By mail order Do you have any suggestions to make ordering easier? Overall experience:What was your level of satisfaction with this supplier and the packages received?GreatOKSomewhat disappointedVery unhappy If we could, what would you change about delivery?Deliver earlier in the seasonDelivery was just about rightDeliver later in the season What breed or breeds of queen would you like to see for next year? (Choose all that would apply) Italian Carniolan Russian Saskatraz Minnesota Hygenic Buckfast Other How was your honey harvest this year"Better than expectedAbout as I expectedLess than I expected Optional - How many years have you been keeping bees? Optional - How many hives did you keep this year? Thank you very much for your time and input. All survey responses will be passed on to the board as we evaluate suppliers for next year. If you have any final comments, feel free to enter them below: Time is Up!