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The Risk Management Agency is now offering pilot insurance programs for apiculture. These new pilot programs use rainfall and vegetation greenness indices to estimate local rainfall and plant health, allowing beekeepers to purchase insurance protection against production risks. The Apiculture Pilot Insurance Programs provide a safety net for beekeepers’ primary income sources:


  • honey

  • pollen collection

  • wax

  • breeding stock

Applications/Acreage Reports Due by Sales Closing:

November 15

Other Details

Rainfall Index Program

  • Covers decline in precipitation

  • Precipitation recorded by NOAA in 2-month intervals

  • Insured chooses which 2-month intervals to insure

  • Precipitation data calculated in approximate

  • 12×12 mile grids

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