Welcome to American Honey Producers Association!

The American Honey Producers Association is an organization dedicated to promoting the common interest and general welfare of the American Honey Producer. This website serves to inform the public and other fellow beekeepers with current industry news, membership information, convention schedules, and contact information. Please check back with us often for up-to-date information and new developments regarding the beekeeping industry and other political events.

Presented by

American Honey Producers Association


The Canadian Honey Council

January 7-11, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel

1209 L St,
Sacramento, CA 95814

Keynote Speaker

Richard Waycott,


Almond Board of California

The Almond Board of California’s (ABC) President and CEO, Richard Waycott, joined the organization in 2002. Prior to heading up the ABC, Mr. Waycott worked for over 20  years, mostly in Latin America, in the food manufacturing and agribusiness industries, with extensive experience in the consumer products and B-to-B grains and oilseeds market segments. Mr. Waycott’s experience compliments the other professionals at the Almond Board by bringing strategic leadership to the global development of the California almond industry.

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Don't Miss These Speakers!
  • Dr. Gloria Degrandi-Hoffman-Research Leader, USDA-ARS, Tucson, AZ

  • Randy Oliver-Scientific Beekeeping-Grass Valley, CA

  • Dr. Diana Cox-Foster-Research Leader, USDA-ARS Pollinating Insect Research Unit, Logan, UT

  • Dr. Robert Danka-Research Entomologist, USDA-ARS, Baton Rouge, LA

  • Dr. Jay Evans-Research Leader, USDA-ARS, Beltsville, MD

  • Dr. Brandon Hopkins, Assistant Research Professor, Washington State University, Pullman, WA

  • Amy Mitchell-Special Programs Manager, USDA Farm Service Agency, Washington, DC

  • Anne-Marie Cestone-Food Technologist, AMS Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Washington, DC

  • Lynne Yedinak-Food Technologist, AMS Specialty Crops Inspection Division, Washington, DC

  • Dr. Michael Roberts-Executive Director of the Resnick Center for Food Law and Policy, UCLA, California

  • Mitchell Weinberg-CEO, GenuHoney, New York, New York

Wednesday, January 8, 2020
Schedule of Events

The 2020 North American Honey &

Pollinator Summit and Trade Show


Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program Overview


The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honeybees and Farm-Raised Fish Program (ELAP) provides emergency assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honeybees and farm-raised fish. It covers losses due to an eligible adverse weather or loss condition, including blizzards and wildfires, as determined by the Secretary. ELAP covers losses that are not covered under other disaster assistance programs authorized by the 2014 Farm Bill, such as the Livestock Forage Disaster Program (LFP) and the Livestock Indemnity Program (LIP).

ELAP is administered by the Farm Service Agency (FSA) of the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).
Eligible Honeybees
Eligible honeybees include bees housed in a managed hive and used for honey production, pollination or honeybee breeding. Eligible honeybees do not include wild, feral honeybees, leaf cutter bees or other bee species that are not used for producing honey, pollinating or breeding honeybees.
Eligible Losses
Losses of colonies must be in excess of normal mortality. ELAP covers damage to hives and feed that was purchased or produced, including additional feed purchased above normal quantities to sustain honeybees until such time that additional feed becomes available.
The colony, hive and feed losses must be:
Due to an eligible adverse weather or loss condition; and
Incurred by an eligible honeybee producer in the county where the eligible adverse weather or loss condition occurred.
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Best Management Practices for Bee Health

A Guide for Beekeepers

Every beekeeper should seek to have hives that are healthy and productive. Today, the many threats to honey bee health — including parasites, pests, disease, pesticides, and inadequate nutrition — make achieving this goal a major challenge. Successful beekeeping means closely monitoring bee health and taking proactive steps to protect them.

Over the years, a wide range of public and private organizations have developed Best Management Practices (BMPs) for the honey bee industry. Important work has been done by state governments, crop and grower organizations, universities (particularly extension services), state beekeeping organizations and other stakeholders. This guide collects BMPs from many sources into one document to make it easy for beekeepers to find practical information that they can use. Experts from within and outside the Honey Bee Health Coalition, including entomologists, small-scale and commercial beekeepers, apiary inspectors and commercial bee suppliers, have reviewed the BMPs in this guide to make sure that they are accurate and consistent with the latest research findings.

Whether you are just starting out as a beekeeper or have years of experience, you’ll find that this guide offers valuable BMPs on many topics, including:

  • Safety

  • Apiary and hive set up and maintenance

  • Pesticide exposure

  • Treatment of parasites and bee diseases

  • Queen health, bee breeding and stock selection

  • Bee nutrition

Download Best Management Practices for Bee Health

More Information here

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Cassie Cox
Executive Secretary
PO Box 435
Mendon, UT 84325