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 Operation Information

*Indicates required field

*Beekeeper's Name: ___________________________________

Company Name: ______________________________________

*Business Telephone Number(s): __________________________

Business Fax:_________________________________________

Business Email:________________________________________

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

*City/Town: __________________________________________

*Province: ___________________________________________

*Postal Code: _________________________________________

*County/District: _______________________________________

Township: ___________________________________________

*I have________hives at____________location(s).

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*Please indicate the business activities of your operation (select all that apply):

___ Honey production for sale

___ Pollination services within Ontario

___ Pollination services outside of Ontario

___ Producing honey bees for sale

___ Honey bee research

___ None of the above

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

*Beeyard City/Town: _______________________________________

*Beeyard Postal Code: ______________________________________

*Beeyard County/District: ____________________________________

Beeyard Township: _________________________________________

GPS location (only if available):



Directions to the beeyards: ___________________________________


Location on hives in this beeyard: ______________________________


*Landowner(s) Name(s): ____________________________________

*Landowner(s) Telephone(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____

............................................................ (*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

*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 bee health
inspections, collect samples and information on your management practices at one of your beeyards. Inspections and sample collection would occur several times throughout the year. ___ 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:
Provincial Apiarist
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs
Animal Health & Welfare branch
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: 26 November 2015