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TOPIC: Beer Hops Beneficial to Honey Bees

Beer Hops Beneficial to Honey Bees 4 years 5 months ago #973

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With the recent interest in re-building New York State's hops farms, I wondered if hops would be beneficial for honey bees. A recent study found that hop beta acids (HBA) were effective, in part, in combatting varroa mites.

Here's the article I found:
environment.yale.edu/yer/article/beer-ho...ficial-to-honey-bees

Here's a link to the study: link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs10493-012-9593-2


In July 2012, Governor Cuomo signed legislation to support and strengthen New York’s craft breweries. Under the new law, in order to receive a Farm Brewery license in New York State, the beer must be made primarily from locally grown farm products.

Until the end of 2018, at least 20% of the hops and 20% of all other ingredients must be grown or produced in New York State.

From January 1, 2018 to December 31, 2023, no less than 60% of the hops and 60% of all other ingredients must be grown or produced in New York State.

After January 1, 2024, no less than 90% of the hops and 90% of all other ingredients must be grown or produced in New York State.

The beer manufactured under these guidelines would be designated as “New York State labeled beer.” The legislation was modeled after the 1976 “Farm Winery Act,” which spurred the growth of wine production in this state, including the creation of 261 farm wineries and tripling the number of wineries.
(source: www.governor.ny.gov/press/10092013-licensed-farm-breweries)
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