Apiculture Sustainable Growth and Health Program

The Apiculture Sustainability Growth and Health Program promotes hive health, pollination expansion and adoption of efficient technologies that help with labour shortages.


To be eligible, you must be a beekeeper or Mi'kmaq conducting farming activities in a Mi'kmaw community.

For beekeepers, you need to:

  • be currently and properly registered in the correct income category under the Farm Registration Act
  • be currently registered under the Bee Industry Act
  • have at least 10 hives registered in 2022
  • be a member in good standing with the Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association
  • be a Nova Scotia resident
  • be at least 19 years old and actively farming in the program year
Refer to the Program Guidelines for detailed eligibility.

Deadline or important dates

Program opening: 21 April 2023
Application deadline: 31 July 2023
Claim deadline: 29 February 2024

How to apply

Applications are closed.


Department of Agriculture
Programs Division
74 Research Drive
Bible Hill, NS B6L 2R2

Phone: 902-893-6377
Toll-free: 1-866-844-4276
Fax: 902-893-7579


Program Guidelines