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.

Please contact apiary@ontario.ca for the Honeybee Registration form in PDF format.

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.

Online Registration Renewals - Ask OMAFRA Bees Portal

The Ask OMAFRA Bees Portal, an online platform which allows beekeepers access to bee related services, has been launched! Beekeepers are now able to use the online portal for faster and convenient service to renew their honey bee registrations, apply for permits, view current year inspection reports and active permits, and track the status of applications.

Ask OMAFRA Bees Portal

Click the link above for more information about the Ask OMAFRA Bees Portal, including step-by-step guides and instructions.

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: 04 April 2018