PEI Pollination Expansion Project

The SIGI 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.

Who is eligible for funding?

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

What types of expenses are eligible for funding?

For cash expenses incurred between April 1, 2018 and December 1, 2018: 

  • Purchase of domestic and/ or international 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
  • Purchase of synthetic and natural miticides including: Apivar™, Bayvarol™, Mite Away Quick Strips™, 65% bulk liquid formic acid, oxalic acid dihydrate crystals, and Thymovar™ 
  • Other items and queen-related costs may be considered upon request.

* The CAP’s Multilateral Framework Agreement has committed designated parties to consider how programs impact under-represented groups. Projects approved for funding under the SIGI Pollination Expansion Project which have demonstrable benefits for Indigenous people or other underrepresented groups may receive an increase in funding toward eligible project expenses.  Applicants who wish to be considered for this additional funding must attach a separate page to their application and explain how the project intends to benefit underrepresented groups.

Where can I find more information?

Who do I contact about the PEI Pollination Expansion Project?

PEI Provincial Apiarist    
PEI Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
11 Kent Street, PO Box 2000
Charlottetown, PE, C1A 7N8
Telephone: (902) 314-0816 
Fax: (902) 368-4857 

Published date: 
September 7, 2018
Agriculture and Land

General Inquiries

Department of Agriculture and Land
5th Floor, Jones Building
11 Kent Street,
P.O. Box 2000,
Charlottetown, PEI C1A 7N8

Phone: 902-368-4880
Fax: 902-368-4857

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