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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.
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Saving the honey American beekeepers make
APIMONDIA STATEMENT ON
The just released Apimondia Statement on the Adulteration of Honey is a powerful, comprehensive and scientifically informed Statement on the nature of honey and the modern modes of honey adulteration. Honey which is adulterated has flooded the international market, and led to the collapse of prices and the de- incentivization of the global community of beekeepers, including many American Beekeepers. The Statement details those multiple modern modes of adulteration which have resulted in the dire plight of beekeepers producing authentic honey. It is an historic document.
Dr. Jeff Pettis, the new President of Apimondia and long term faithful friend of American Beekeepers supports the importance of this work and the release of the document, which has been authored by an unusually powerful group of experts from five continents. The authors are guardians of the authenticity and purity of honey and the health and vigor of both bees and beekeepers.
Defending past practices is counterproductive as the international honey industry must transform weaknesses into strengths!
The global beekeeping community needs enhanced cooperation to guide essential transformations with the goal of good beekeeping practices throughout the world. Such positive transformations benefit all producers and consumers of honey, a product with an ancient tradition described in the Statement.
In fighting the adulteration of honey the Apimondia Statement provides a comprehensive rather than a narrow, a strong rather than a weak, and a relevant rather than an archaic , perspective upon the scrounge of adulteration which threatens the survival of honest beekeepers and all the agricultural and ecological interests beekeepers serve.
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ELAP - HONEYBEE ASSISTANCE
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 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.
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:
Apiary and hive set up and maintenance
Treatment of parasites and bee diseases
Queen health, bee breeding and stock selection
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