My previous survey questions were broadly covering whole CCD issue and apiary, however, I thought that it would be better for me to know specific part of this issue in depth. Thus, I revised my questions and sent out questions that were relating to “awareness” of CCD.
- Do you know what is Colonial Collapse Disorder (CCD)?
- Did you know bees have direct impact on our food chain?
- Please list three crops those bees are responsible for pollination.
- How do you think about urban apiary?
- Would you at least consider raising beehive at your home (If you have garden or rooftop)? Why and why not?
I sent out my survey to about 40 people (in school and outside of school people). I got 15 responses out of 40.
<Sent out questionnaires> Do you like honey?
Yes (13 people: 86.7%) No (2 people: 13.3%)
Do you like bees? What’s your image of them? (Comment Question)
14 people answered and 1 person skipped. 2 people have positive opinion about bees. 9 people have negative opinion about them. 3 people were neutral about them.
Did you know these bees are the one responsible for most of crop pollinations that produces over $40 billion worth of products annually in the United States alone?
All answered the question. I had no idea (8 people: 53.3%) I had some idea (5 people: 33.3%) I knew it (2 people: 13.3%)
Did you know these bees are disappearing right now? And already 1/3 of commercial bees are disappeared? (1=low)
14 people answered and 1 person skipped. 1 (3 people: 21.4%) 2 (4 people: 28.6%) 3 (1 person: 7.1%) 4 (2 people: 14.3%) 5 (4 people: 28.6%)
If you knew about this problem, where did you find out?
10 people answered and 5 people skipped. Documentary (3 people: 30%) Magazine (1 person: 10%) Product (0) Other (7 people: 70%): news, radio, assignments, by ear, survey.
Is this news shocking to hear? (1=low)
1 (1 person: 6.7%) 2 (4 people: 26.7%) 3 (3 people: 20%) 4 (2 people: 13.3%) 5 (5 people: 33.3%)
My findings from this survey are that most of people are not aware of CCD or have a little knowledge about it. Also, most of people dislike bees and do not know what they are doing for human life, and yet ironically like products made from them.