Steven Coy - APHIS and Chinese Tallow (S3, E39)
Steven Coy, Executive Board Member of American Honey Producers Association (AHPA) returns to the podcast. This time, he discusses the USDA-APHIS call for comments on the elimination of the Chinese Tallow Tree and the impact the elimination of this tree could have on honey producers from Texas to Florida.
PLEASE NOTE: At the time of the podcast recording, the published comment period ended on Feb. 22. It has been extended to April 23. You have another 60 days to comment, but please do if the issue is critical to you.
Also on the show, Jim Tew stops by to talk about Honey Bee Obscura, the new weekly beekeeping podcast he and Kim host.
Links and websites mentioned in this podcast:
* American Honey Producers, Chinese Tallow & APHIS - https://www.ahpanet.com/tallowinfo
* APHIS Request for Comments on Chinese Tallow Tree Elimination - https://www.regulations.gov/docket/APHIS-2020-0035/document
* Honey Bee Obscura Podcast - https://www.honeybeeobscura.com
* WAS Mini Conference -"Bee Gut Microbiome" - https://www.westernapiculturalsociety.org/events-1
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