Alabama Bee and Honey Producers, a division of Alabama Farmers Federation, is composed of beekeepers across the state involved in the production of honey and honey products as commercial producers, sideliners, and hobbyists. Bees are a mutually-beneficial commodity. Not only do they produce sweet-tasting honey, but through pollination, bees provide an invaluable service to farmers and to the wildlife community.
• Held Education and Promotion Events — State committee members and other beekeepers held numerous educational and promotional activities during the year in schools and public events. Members and the division director promoted the division, shared information, answered questions and distributed honey at various events.
• Created Pollinator Protection Program — State committee chairmen, in partnership with Alabama Department of Agriculture and Industries, created a Voluntary Pollinator Stewardship Program committee. The committee was formed to encourage communications between applicators and commercial pollinators; help identify critical needs of farmers and beekeepers; and propose a plan to reduce risk to pollinators, educate producers about changes in pesticide labels and share helpful resources concerning honeybee health.
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County Farmers Federations, with the assistance of Area Organization Directors, provide support and a mechanism to address issues on the local level. Herein lies the strength of Alabama Farmers Federation. Each county may establish its own Bee and Honey Committee. Needs and requests from producers in the county are the beginning of policy development and the direction of Alabama Bee and Honey Producers.
Contact your county Bee & Honey Chairman. If your county does not have a committee, contact your area organization director or county president.
Events for Bee & Honey commodity
- August 3-6
Commodity Producers Conference - Birmingham
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