Proposed changes to regulation underway
Proposed amendments to designate additional pests and diseases under Regulation 57 of the Bees Act are currently underway. These changes were requested by the industry and are supported by the Ontario Beekeepers' Association. The proposed regulation with the suggested additional pests and diseases was posted for public comment on the provincial regulation registry from December 13, 2012 to January 27, 2013.
There are no other changes to the Bees Act or its regulations being proposed at this time.
The Ministry of Agriculture and Food and the Ministry of Rural Affairs have an obligation to consult on any proposed change to legislation affecting the apiary sector.
Small Hive Beetle has been confirmed in Ontario
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