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Regina and District Bee Club

excerpt from SCIC..

european_honey_beeThe Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation is committed to working with producers and industry to develop and deliver insurance products and services to a diverse marketplace.

The Bee Mortality Insurance Pilot Program demonstrates this commitment to working with producers and industry and the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation’s (SCIC) ability to provide insurance products and services that meet the needs of specialized producers.

Applying for Insurance

All Crop Insurance customers are required to complete an application for insurance. Crop Insurance regulations require eligible producers to demonstrate legal, financial and operational independence from all other producers.

To obtain a contract of insurance, visit a customer service office to complete an application for insurance before March 31.

SCIC reserves the right to review any contract to ensure compliance with eligibility requirements. Where concerns are identified, the contract holder will be advised of these requirements in order to maintain their contract in future years.

Eligibility

Overwintering insurance is available for commercial beekeepers in Saskatchewan with a minimum of 100 colonies and be registered with the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission.

Insurable perils include adverse weather, disease and pest infestations or epidemics for which control is not possible.

Program Information

Beekeepers will have to apply for a contract of insurance by March 31. The deadline to endorse overwintering insurance for coverage the following winter in June 25.

SCIC will inspect all the colonies in the fall to assess the hive’s “winter readiness.” Only hives that meet industry standard criteria at the time of this inspection will be insurable. All eligible colonies must be insured. Coverage will begin after the fall inspection and continue until the hives are inspected in the spring.

In the spring, beekeepers with a concern about winter survival will have to notify SCIC when hives are going to be unwrapped or moved outside so an adjuster can be present to inspect colonies and determine losses. If spring losses are in excess of the deductible level, the claim will be paid at the insured value.

If SCIC is not notified of a loss in the spring, coverage will terminate on May 15.


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Last Updated on Tuesday, 29 September 2015 23:40