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Program aims to improve bee health in the province

The Bee B.C. program has returned for another year. Bee B.C. provides funding for projects designed to improve bee health throughout the province.
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January 23, 2021 - 7:00 AM

A program delivered by the Investment Agriculture Foundation of British Columbia designed to improve bee health in the province is returning for another season.

Bee B.C. is a program that provides up to $100,000 in funding for the 2021-22 fiscal year in support of small scale, regional or community based projects that research, explore, field test and share information about best management practises association with bee health.

The aim of Bee B.C. is to enhance bee health throughout the province.

Eligible applicants include more than 20 regional and community based beekeeping associations and groups, including several in the Thompson-Okanagan.

Other potential applicants include beekeepers with permitted hives, groups of beekeepers working together and First Nations and Indigenous people’s organizations.

Up to $5,000 in grant funding is available per project. Participants are expected to contribute a minimum of 20 per cent towards the total cost of the project.

Bee B.C. has provided $400,000 in funding over four years towards bee enhancement projects. This year’s program funding is available from April 1, 2021 through March 31, 2022.

The application window is open from Jan. 11 to Feb. 12 at 4:30 p.m.

More details can be found here.


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