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What You Should Know if if you own bees in Ontario

The Ontario Bees Act is the legislation that regulates honey bees and beekeeping in Ontario. The main purpose of the act is to protect the health of honey bees, particularly from pests and diseases.

Anyone who owns or is in possession of honey bees must register annually with the Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and rural Affairs. (OMAFRA). There is no charge for registration. As part of the registration beekeepers are required to identify the location of beeyards and the number of honey bee colonies.

Honey Bee Registration:

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