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.
Beekeeper Operation Information
*Indicates required field
*Beekeeper's Name: ___________________________________
*Business Telephone Number(s): __________________________
*Postal Code: _________________________________________
*I have________hives at____________location(s).
*Please indicate the business activities of your operation (select all that apply):
___ Honey production for sale
Information on Beeyards (List all locations. Attach additional pages if necessary)
*Beeyard #: ________
Beeyard Name: __________________________________________
Yard Status: ________
*Number of Full Size Colonies: ________
Premises ID: ________
Assessment Roll Number: ____________________________________
*Beeyard City/Town: _______________________________________
*Beeyard Postal Code: ______________________________________
GPS location (only if available):
Directions to the beeyards: ___________________________________
Location on hives in this beeyard: ______________________________
*Landowner(s) Name(s): ____________________________________
Landowner Address: _______________________________________
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____
*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
*Would you be interested in participating in a provincial monitoring
project to address bee health stressors at randomly selected beeyards
across Ontario? If selected, OMAFRA Apiary inspectors would conduct
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.
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