A Best Management Practice (BMP) is a practice, or suite of practices, determined to be the most effective and practical means to achieve a desired objective. Using these methods helps everyone work together to manage colonies to protect them from pests, pathogens, and environmental factors. The BMPs shared here have been developed by Project Apis m. as well as different stakeholders and organizations interested in protecting and utilizing the honey bee in the most efficient way possible.
BMPs can be adopted by everyone and we invite you to download these resources and share them freely. While considered the “best” by experts, BMPs are voluntary practices and not legally binding.
Honey Bee Health Coalition BMP's and Guides
Project Apis m., and many other stakeholders have worked with the Honey Bee Health Coalition to develop several free tools and resources for beekeepers. These include the Tools for Varroa Management, and the Best Management Practices For Bee Health.
Project Apis m. BMP Publications:
PAm's BMPs Guide for Beekeepers (Spring/Summer/Autumn/Winter) Click Here
PAm's Growers Guide for Planting Forage for Honey Bees Click Here
PAm's Guide for Honeybee Colonies Entering California Click Here
PAm and The Managed Agricultural Project's BMPs for Beekeepers Pollinating California’s Agricultural Crops Click Here
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