Honeybee producers who lost bees due to the extreme cold over the past couple of weeks may be eligible for assistance from the Emergency Livestock Assistance Program (ELAP).  

Eligible losses must be able to be documented.   Producers who suffered a honeybee loss due to the extreme cold must file a notice of loss with their Farm Service Agency (FSA) office within 30 calendar days of when the loss became apparent. 

Honeybee producers in Calumet County should contact the FSA office at 920-849-3570, ext. 2 and in Manitowoc County they should contact the FSA office at 920-683-5119, ext. 2 with any questions or program eligibility requirements. 

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