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Alberta Beekeeper Stock Replacement Program


This program provides funding support at 30% on a reimbursement basis to cover Eligible Expenses for approved Applicants to a maximum grant of $20,000.00 per Applicant.


The purpose of the Alberta Beekeeper Stock Replacement Program is to provide support to Alberta beekeepers to help address the impact of COVID-19 on their beekeeping operations. The program will provide a grant to eligible applicants to assist with the costs for having to purchase replacement stock from Domestic sources as a result of COVID-19.

Eligible Applicants

The following entities are eligible to apply under this program:

Individuals, corporations, registered partnerships and other organizations, including Hutterite colonies, members of Indian Bands and members of Metis Settlements that:

  • are a Registered Commercial Beekeeper, defined as an active commercial beekeeper responsible for the day-to-day management and work of a bee operation located primarily in Alberta, that had at least 100 Colonies in 2019 and has at least 100 Colonies in 2020, registered under the Bee Act for which valid certifications have been issued by AF;
  • have a permit for Interprovincial Movement of Bees in place prior to importing bees from outside Alberta; and
  • have a valid Premise ID Number.

Eligible Expenses

The following are eligible expenses for grant funding under this Program:

  • Reasonable costs for:
    • the purchase of Domestic Nucleus Colonies; and/or
    • the purchase of Domestic Single Brood Chamber Colonies; and/or
    • the purchase of Domestic Double Brood Chamber Colonies; and/or
    • the purchase of Queens.
  • Expenses must be incurred during the Program Term: April 1, 2020 to September 30, 2020.

Deadline Date

January 29, 2021


Contact Name: Tanya Warren

Phone Number: 780-643-9486 or 310-FARM (3276)

E-mail Address:


Industry: Agriculture, Location: Alberta ,
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