Governments Helping Beekeepers Strengthen Their Businesses

The governments of Canada and Ontario are investing up to $10 million through the Sustainable Canadian Agricultural Partnership to help the grape growing and beekeeping sectors offset extraordinary costs caused by significant grapevine and bee colony losses due to extreme weather conditions in 2021-22.
The new AgriRecovery initiative will provide up to $5 million for eligible commercial beekeepers.
Starting on July 10, eligible Ontario beekeepers can apply for financial support. This initiative will help to offset the extraordinary costs beekeepers face as they recover from abnormal overwintering losses.
"Resuming operations after disaster events can present extraordinary costs for beekeepers and grape growers," said the Honourable Marie-Claude Bibeau, federal Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food. "These initiatives will help to mitigate the impacts of these unanticipated occurrences so that these producers can recover and thrive."
Program enrollment information to come soon.