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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.
AHPA & LBA Joint
Convention & Trade Show
We are very disappointed to have to announce that the joint convention and trade show scheduled December 1-5, 2020 in Baton Rouge, Louisiana has been canceled.
AHPA held out as long as we could hoping that the circumstances across the country would improve, but we received word yesterday that there has been a large outbreak of Corona virus in the area.
It is important to AHPA to keep our members, vendors, attendees, speakers, and our own staff safe during this time and we believe it would not be possible in December given the circumstances due to this new outbreak.
We will have our 2021 joint event in the same Baton Rouge location November 30 - December 5, 2021.
We are now looking into having a virtual event this year. I will keep you posted.
Thank you for always supporting American Honey Producers Association.
Stay safe and well,
American Honey Producers Association
The award-winning documentary THE POLLINATORS, will be released across all digital platforms on June 16, 2020, right ahead of National Pollinator Week (June 22 – 28).
The Pollinators is a cinematic journey around the United States following migratory beekeepers and their truckloads of honey bees as they pollinate the flowers that become the fruits, nuts and vegetables we all eat. The many challenges the beekeepers and their bees face en route reveal flaws to our simplified chemically dependent agriculture system. We talk to farmers, scientists, chefs and academics along the way to give a broad perspective about the threats to honey bees, what it means to our food security and how we can improve it.
The Pollinators has screened widely in theatres and communities across the U.S. and around the world. We are thrilled that it will now be available digitally and viewable in your home. You can Pre Order it here.
The Pollinators is available for educational and library licensing through our educational distributor Collective Eye and also available on Kanopy.
To find out more about the film and to sign up for email updates, please visit our website and watch the trailer here.
We would be grateful if you share this with all your bee-loving friends.
Peter, Sally & The Pollinators team
EVALUATION OF THE DIRECT ECONOMIC IMPACT OF DECREASING PRICES OF HONEY ON THE MAIN HONEY EXPORT COUNTRIES OF THE AMERICAS
The greatest damage to beekeepers in human history.
Prepared by the Apimondia Regional Commission of the Americas
and the Apimondia Scientific Commission of Beekeeping Economy.
Fake Honey Solution - American Honey Producers Association - Honey Adulteration - Chris Hiatt
Purple Loosestrife - Biological control - American Honey Producers Association - AHPA-Chuck Kutik
Commercial beekeepers apiaries secret weapon - American Honey Producers Association - Darren Cox
Saving the honey American beekeepers make
Varroa mite resistance to Amitraz -
America Honey Producers Association -
Apiaries in danger?
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.
For full fact sheet click here:
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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