Advancing Agriculture - Honey Bee Expansion Program
Overview/Aperçu: This program will provide strategic assistance to foster the development of the New Brunswick honey bee sector. Deadlines for application: Element A is July 31, 2016 and Element B and Element C is November 4, 2016.
• Applicant must be nineteen years of age or over;
• Applicant must carry out activities within the province of New Brunswick;
• Applicant must make colonies available for wild blueberry pollination within New Brunswick;
• Applicant must be registered as a New Brunswick beekeeper in 2016 (as per the requirements of the New Brunswick Apiary Inspection Act);
• Applicant must be a member in good standing of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association.
The New Brunswick Honey Bee Expansion Program has three elements:
A. Expansion of honey bee blueberry pollination services
B. Purchase/construction of equipment:
i. Purchase of beekeeping equipment
ii. Modified hive management systems
iii. On-farm construction of equipment
C. Purchase of Small Hive Beetle traps to be used for monitoring.