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!