The year 2020 has been difficult for multiple reasons. With businesses shut down, then opening with limited capacity, the pocketbooks of beekeepers have been lighter than hoped.  A recent announcement should bring some aid to those who need it. If you are a honey producer who makes less than $900,000 per year, you could get up to 10.6% of your total 2019 honey sales in financial aid through the Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP2).




Beekeepers who sell honey can apply for financial assistance to help absorb costs associated with the COVID-19 pandemic.

The CFAP2 program allows beekeepers to apply for financial assistance associated with increased costs of production in 2020. Payments to honey producers are based on honey sales from 2019. You can calculate how much you can get using the table below.

For example, if your 2019 sales were $15,000, you can get up to $1,590.  

$15,000*0.106= $1,590.  

If your 2019 sales were $75,000 , you can get up to $7,775.

($49,999*0.106)+($25,001*0.099)= $7,775.

You need to act now!  Apply before December 11, 2020 by visiting:


Post contributed by 

Robyn Underwood, PhD, Assistant Research Professor


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