$500,000 funding to help Ontario's beekeepers better manage pestsChristian Fernsby ▼ | August 7, 2019
The Governments of Canada and Ontario are announcing cost-share funding to support and strengthen the health of the province's honey bees and beekeeping sector.
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Under this special application intake, beekeepers will be able to apply for funding to support the following:
- Equipment to prevent the introduction and spread of disease and increase overwinter survival of bees
- Sampling and analysis for pests and diseases to increase adoption of integrated pest management and other best management practices
- Business supports to help beekeepers grow their business
- At 23 per cent, Ontario’s average overwinter bee colony losses for this past winter were down significantly from the 2017-18 winter, based on beekeepers’ responses to OMAFRA’s spring 2019 survey. ■