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. While considered the “best” by experts, BMPs are voluntary practices and are not legally binding.
BMP's for honey bees help beekeepers manage colonies in a way that protects not only the colonies of the individual from pests, pathogens, and environmental factors, but possibly the colonies of your nieghbors as well. Project Apis m. has worked with the Almond Board of California and the Honey Bee Health Coalition to create BMPs for managing Varroa and Nosema, and assisting almond pollination. Awareness of BMPs is the first step to implementation. Please download and share them freely!
BMP's extend to bee brokers, growers, farm managers, pest control advisors, applicators, regulators at all levels, and researchers as well. Be sure to check out our additional resources and BMP quick links, below!