Upcoming Amendment to the Varroacide, Oxalic Acid Bee Research Laboratory in Beltsville, MD has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the EPA tolerance exemption for API-Bioxal™. This is very good news in the fight against mite, Varroa destructor! A registered pesticide label change is coming… Stay tuned to KSBA for the latest news and announcements.
New ELAP Rule & What It Means for Beekeepers Amy Mitchell, Special Programs Manager, USDA Farm Service Agency explains changes in the Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) This presentation covers: Removal of the ELAP program from the $125,000 payment limitation. Reimbursement of 90 percent of the cost of losses for socially disadvantaged, limited resource, beginning or veteran beekeepers. New calendar-year basis and deadline for 2020 losses. Fifteen days to file a “honey bee notice of loss” once the loss is apparent. Watch it here!