Honey Bee Industry Development Program
This program will provide strategic assistance to foster the development of the New Brunswick honey bee sector. Deadline for Application is November 2. 2018. Applications will be reviewed on a first come first serve basis until funds are exhausted. Priority will be given to projects submitted under Element A of the program which allows NB beekeepers to increase number of honey bee colonies available for pollination.
o Applicant must carry out activities within the province of New Brunswick;
o Applicant must provide colonies for wild blueberry pollination within New Brunswick;
o Applicant must be registered as a New Brunswick beekeeper in 2018 (as per the requirements of the New Brunswick Apiary Inspection Act);
o Applicant must be a member in good standing of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association.
The New Brunswick Honey Bee Expansion Program will help New Brunswick beekeepers expand their operations through incentives to:
A. increase the number of honey bee colonies used for pollination by:
i. purchase of honey bee colonies, nucleus colonies or packages;
ii. splitting of existing colonies;
B. assist in the purchase or on-farm construction of beekeeping equipment;
C. assist in the purchase of honey processing equipment to facilitate scale up of operations for the honey component of the beekeeping operation;
D. assist in the purchase of small hive beetle (SHB) monitoring supplies.