OMAFRA announces new insurance plan for commercial beekeepers - more details here

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Program details


Your responsibilities

  • Operate a minimum of 50 colonies.
  • Overwinter your colonies in Ontario.
  • Register all of your bee yards annually with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA). 
  • Follow OMAFRA’s Best Management Practices (BMP) for Ontario Beekeepers in Advance of Winter. If your practices contribute to a loss, you may lose some or all of your insurance coverage.
  • Notify Agricorp at least five business days before  unwrapping hives in the spring. 
  • Get Agricorp’s consent before moving or cleaning up dead colonies.
  • Insure all eligible colonies under Production Insurance.
  • Meet all deadlines to ensure that your Production Insurance contract remains in good standing.
  • Contact us if your business structure changes, including changes to name, address, shareholders and management practices.
October 8, 2015
  • Apply or cancel
November 1, 2015
  • Report colony inventory and finalize overwinter coverage
November 22, 2015
  • Pay premium
May 15, 2016
  • Report spring colonies inventory as requested by Agricorp
​Notify Agricorp five business days before unwrapping hives in the spring.​​​

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