Honeybee Registration Form - Under the Bees Act of Ontario


Section 21 (1) of the Bees Act, R.S.O.1990, Chapter B.6 reads as follows: "No person shall be a beekeeper in Ontario without a certificate of registration issued by the Provincial Apiarist." Beekeeper means a person who owns or is in possession of bees or beekeeping equipment, but does not include a person who is in possession of new beekeeping equipment for the purpose of transportation, distribution or sale or who is a manufacturer of beekeeping equipment. Registration is free.

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Beekeeper Business Information

Beekeeper's Name: ___________________________________

Company Name: ______________________________________

Business Telephone Number(s): __________________________

Business Fax:_________________________________________

Business Email:_______________________________________

Business Address:_____________________________________
(Emergency/911#, Street Name)

Rural Route and/or Box Number:__________________________

City/Town: ___________________________________________

Postal Code: __________________________________________

County: ______________________________________________

Township: ____________________________________________

Concession: __________________________________________

Lot: _________________________________________________

Part Lot (i.e. N ½, S1/2, etc.): ____________________________

GPS location (only if available)

Latitude: ____________________


I have________hives at____________location(s).

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Information on Beeyards (List all locations. Attach additional pages if necessary)

Number of hives: _______

Landowner(s) Name(s): ___________________________________

Landowner(s) Telephone(s):________________________________

Landowner Address: ______________________________________

Beeyard Address:_________________________________________
(Emergency/911#, Street Name)

Beeyard City/Town: _______________________________________

Beeyard Postal Code: ______________________________________

Beeyard County: __________________________________________

Beeyard Township: ________________________________________

Beeyard Concession: ______________________________________

Beeyard Lot: _____________________________________________

Beeyard Part Lot (i.e.) N1/2, S W ¼ etc.): ______________________

Directions to the beeyards: __________________________________


Location on hives in this beeyard: _____________________________


GPS location (only if available)



All bees in the beeyards identified by the individual, corporation, or firm listed on this form must be owned or leased by and in the legal possession of said beekeeper.

Dated at __________________, Ontario the _______day of___________20____

............................................................ (Signature of Applicant)

I give permission to release my name, address, telephone, fax number and email address to:

The Ontario Beekeepers' Association ___ Yes ___ No

My local beekeepers' association ___ Yes ___ No

Business information on this form is collected under the authority of the Bees Act, R.S.O. 1990, Chapter B.6 and Regulation 57, R.R.O. 1990 under the Bees Act. Information collected will be used solely for the purpose of administering and enforcing the Apiculture and Honey Programs in Ontario, such as emergency contact notification; Queen and Nuc producer contact information and disease status posting on the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs website; or for mailing out stakeholder surveys. Questions about this collection should be directed to the Provincial Apiarist, 1-888-466-2372 ext. 519-826-3595.

All owners of bees/equipment are required to register every year. After you have been registered for the first time, you will receive a registration renewal form every year. When you receive this form, make any necessary changes and return it to the Office of the Provincial Apiarist. If you have changes before you receive the registration renewal form, please call them in to the Provincial Apiarist's office.

Before bees or used apiary equipment may be moved, sold or given away, a permit must be secured. Contact your local bee inspector.

Return signed copy by mail, fax or email to:
Paul Kozak, Apiary Specialist, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
1 Stone Road West, 5th Floor NW, Guelph, Ontario N1G 4Y2
Fax to: 519-826-4375
E-mail to: apiary@ontario.ca

For more information:
Toll Free: 1-877-424-1300
E-mail: ag.info.omafra@ontario.ca

Author: Paul Kozak - Provincial Apiarist/OMAFRA
Creation Date: 15 July 2000
Last Reviewed: 29 July 2015