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    Just saw this. I remember hearing something about this a few years back but forgot about it. Its not being offered in Cal yet but I wonder if it will be a good thing or not.Sure could use some relief from this drought(though it is raining now).
    http://www.mcall.com/business/local/...0,278203.story

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    I saw something about this this weekend
    in this article

    http://www.newsobserver.com/lifestyl...y/1371372.html

    on the second page they say this

    The name for the great bee epidemic could well serve as a title for a Richard Preston thriller: "colony collapse disorder." As the alarming mortality rate of the unpretentious little insect has spread across the globe, the reaction has been swift: Just this year this country has held congressional hearings, launched a $4.1 million government-sponsored study, and rolled out a federal crop insurance program for beekeepers.
    no details, but it's another reference to crop insurance for beekeepers

    Dave

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    It sounds like a bit of a crap shoot, but we signed up this year. For bees they use a vegetation index based on satellite imagery instead of actual precipitation data so it will be interesting to see how it works out. I cant recall the numbers for sure, but I believe we are into them for 2 or 3 bucks a hive.
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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    There are two options: Federal crop insurance, based on honey production through NAP / USDA. Then the new one is a drought insurance for most states but Cal is not currently covered. The drought coverage is private I think, not available through public agencies.

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    and lets not leave out CDP through FSA.

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    the program we are with is federally subsidized otherwise it would be closer to $30 a hive.
    John B Jacob www.oldsolbees.com

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