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Protect your hives from hungry bears

Compensation is now available through SCIC for bear damage to bee hives and huts, loss of honey production, and loss of honey bees and leaf cutter bee larvae. SBA calls the program "Bear Fence", and each year, a member of the SBA Board is appointed as the SBA Bear Fence Program Coordinator to assist producers of all sizes with their claims. To get you started, click here to download the Electric Fence Form.


For assistance, contact the SBA Board Bear Fence representative, Nathan Wendell  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  or (204) 937-7588.

Here is a link to the SCIC webpage (click here) and the fact sheet from SCIC about the program:

SCIC fact sheet - honey bee compensation-page-001


For more information, contact:

Dan Baber
Insurance Customer Service
Head Office
Box 3000
484 Prince William Drive
MELVILLE, Saskatchewan
S0A 3P0
Fax 306-728-7202


Importation of Bees in Saskatchewan

Important Notice:
The SBA Board is concerned about the negative impact of bees on comb approved for import into Saskatchewan. Please direct your concerns regarding the importation of bees on comb to the Honourable Lyle Stewart, or our Provincial Specialist in apiculture Geoff Wilson