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BeeLines July 2020

July BeeLines Newsletter The July 2020 BeeLines Newsletter is available from the Kentucky Department of Agriculture Office of State Veterinarian. Information in this edition: Inspection Fee Changes Public Hearing Kentucky State Fair Honey Booths KSBA Summer Meeting Beehive Medications Shopping List Asian Giant Hornet Monarch Caterpillars Adversary Honey Bees, Native Bees, and Creating a Bee-Friendly Landscape Short Course Hive Analysis Volunteers

2020 American Honey Princess at KY State Fair

2020 American Honey Princess at KY State Fair Sydnie Paulsrud, the 2020 American Honey Princess, will visit Kentucky August 20-26, 2020. She will make appearances at the Kentucky State Fair during her stay, speaking to fairgoers about the importance of honey bees to Kentucky agriculture and how honey bees amplify agriculture through pollination. She will also distribute honey recipes, showcasing the benefits of honey in culinary endeavors. Sydnie will make appearance throughout the fairgrounds and will be present at the Kentucky State Beekeepers Association exhibit, promoting its Certified Kentucky Honey Program. You can read the entire Press Release PDF… Yes! […]

Kentucky State Beekeepers Association event calendar

KSBA Summer Meeting at Perryville Civil War Battlefield

Download Schedule KSBA Summer Meeting 2020 PDF   KSBA Summer Meeting at Perryville Civil War Battlefield   July 25, 2020   Admission: $10 for KSBA Member   $25 for non-KSBA member (includes membership into KSBA)   Please bring your own Bee Veil and other PPE Please RSVP to KSBA Secretary, Joe Chang, kybeesecretary@gmail.com 8:00 – 8:45 Registration 9:00 – 9:45 Keynote Speaker: Setting up a honey house – Paul Rice, KY Department of Food Safety (Shelter House) Track 1st Year Beekeeper 2nd Year or Advanced Beekeeper     Location Field 1 (Beehive) Field 2 (Beehive) Presentations (Shelter House) Lab (Civil […]

United States Department of Agriculture Farm Service Agency

2020 ELAP Webinar Recording

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!