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On-Demand Beekeeping Education

New ELAP Rule & What It Means for Beekeepers

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April 7, 2020
Presenter: Amy Mitchell, Special Programs Manager, USDA Farm Service Agency


The Emergency Assistance for Livestock, Honey Bees, and Farm-raised Fish (ELAP) program provides financial assistance to eligible producers of livestock, honey bees and farm-raised fish for losses due to disease, certain adverse weather events or loss conditions, including blizzards and wildfires. Recent ELAP changes affect beekeepers, and you need to be prepared.

This online 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.