To become a member of the SBDC download the Membership & Permission to Post Form below, fill it out and send the forms and payment to our SBDC Office. Memberships are payable to Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission. 

Click Form for a Printable pdf Membership Renewal & Permission to Post Form.

Membership dues in the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission are based on the number of colonies you operate. 

 

OPTION A: MANDATORY REGISTRATION (100 or more Colonies)
YOU MUST REMIT A CHECK-OFF FOR OVER 99-COLONY OPERATIONS

Number of colonies operated at July 1, 2017 x $1.60 = PLUS REGISTRATION FEE: $ 40.00

OPTION B: VOLUNTARY REGISTRATION (Less than 100 Colonies)

1.a. I operated less than 50 Hives (between 1 to 49 colony) as at July 1/17 and I am registering as a hobbyist for a fee of $80.00, for the fiscal year September 1 to August 31, 2018.

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1.b. I opt to register as a sideliner registering no less than 50 colonies operated as of July 1, 2017 and remit a $1.60 check-off fee per colony (50 to 99 colonies) Plus REGISTRATION FEE: $ 40.00

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1.c. I do not keep bees but am interested in supporting the commission and I am registering as an Associate member for the annual fee of $80.00.

 

Membership year runs September 1 to August 31. Current year memberships are due October 15th.

BENEFITS

  • SBDC Members may have their Contact Information posted on the producers list and indicate that they are producers that sell honey, other products of the hive, and/or other beekeeping related products/services
  • SBDC Members receive free business card size ad in our Newsletter
  • SBDC Members may have their Classified Ads posted at no cost on this website and in our Newsletter
  • SBDC Members receive our quarterly newsletter (includes information about where to buy bees and supplies)
  • SBDC holds an annual Field Annual Day (usually hosted at a members apiary)
  • SBDC holds an annual Convention at a large venue (e.g., Radisson Saskatoon) over a 3-day period; includes trade show tables and quality speakers and presenters
  • SBDC Members may gain assistance with the Bear Fence subsidy program
  • SBDC Members may participate in the Advance Payments Program
  • SBDC members receive full benefit from work of the SBA at the provincial level (i.e., honey production insurance through SCIC)
  • SBDC members receive full benefit from work of the CHC at the national and international level (ie. EUR (Emergency Use Registration) of Apivar; legal use of oxalic and formic acid, etc.)
  • SBDC members receive the CHC quarterly HiveLights magazine; SBA updates CHC with its current membership list by June each year
  • SBDC members receive updates to changes and requirements of SAWP and the TFW programs


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