One-time compensation for hive losses coming to Ontario

There’s word from the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association this morning that the next Ontario budget will include provisions for a one-time compensation payment to beekeepers suffering large losses in 2014.

It’s $105 per hive and available to beekeepers with 10 or more hives who have lost more than 40% of their hives between January 1 and October 31, 2014. It won’t cover the cost of replacement bees, but it’s better than what’s been available before: nothing.

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