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PEI Pollination Expansion Project

Value

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Description

The PEI Pollination Expansion Project is designed to support the sustainable increase of local honey bee colonies available to the wild blueberry sector, as well as other fruit crops, for their pollination needs.

Eligible Applicants

  • Mi’kmaq First Nations and other Indigenous Organizations who are beekeepers; and
  • Beekeepers.

Eligible Expenses

  • Purchase of domestic and/ or international queens for expansion or replacement;
  • Raising of domestic queens for expansion or replacement
  • Purchase of in-province splits and nucs contributing to expansion in addition to recuperation for the first 30% of overwinter loss,
  • Purchase of out-of-province colonies, splits, and nucleus colonies contributing to expansion in addition to the first 30% of overwinter loss
  • Purchase and/or construction cash costs of frames including plastic frames, wooden frames (assembles or unassembled), plastic foundation, wax foundation, wires, nails, and staples contributing to expansion in addition to the first 30% of overwinter loss
  • Training and/or mentorship from an experiences beekeeper who is a qualified applicant
  • Other items and queen-related costs may be considered upon request.

Deadline Date

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Contact

Contact Name: PEI Department of Agriculture and Land

Phone Number: (902) 314-0816

E-mail Address: apiarist@gov.pe.ca

Website: https://www.princeedwardisland.ca/en/information/agriculture-and-land/pei-pollination-expansion-project

Industry: Agriculture, Location: PEI ,
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