3.2.2.3. Questionnaire published in beekeeping journals

Completed questionnaires are usually posted, faxed or emailed by beekeepers.

Pros:

Cons:

  • Compared to disseminating copies of a questionnaire at beekeepers’ association meetings and encouragement to respond by leaders of those associations, participation rates are lower.
  • The survey will not cover non-readers of these journals, so its representativeness may be limited to the readers of the journal.
  • The questionnaires may be filled in carelessly with answers missing.
  • The time for and cost of data entry can be high.