Apiculture Insurance Expanded to More States

Increased safety net available to beekeepers in 48 states. By: USDA Risk Management Agency WASHINGTON, July 27, 2017 – Crop insurance for beekeeper operations has been expanded to include 19 additional states and now spans the entire 48 contiguous states. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Risk Management Agency (RMA) […]

July 2017 BeeLines is online

The July edition of the BeeLines newsletter is available online. It includes information about Kentucky Pollinator Plan stakeholders meeting, the State Apiarist’s report, a list of upcoming bee schools, state fair information, USDA honey bee diagnostic services, and much more. Past BeeLine newsletters can be downloaded from the Kentucky Department of […]

How Much is Your Honey?

By: Shannon Trimboli People are always telling me they are looking for good local honey. Whether or not I have any honey for sale is often the first question they ask when they find out I’m a beekeeper. I don’t think Kentucky beekeepers have come anywhere near saturating the market […]