Bee BC Program

The Bee BC Program offers funding to enhance bee health throughout the province.

Program Announcement

If you applied for the Bee BC Program please note that IAF is working with the BC Ministry of Agriculture to adjudicate project applications this coming week! All applicants will be notified by April 30th.

Program Information

The four-year $400,000 provincial program supports small scale regional/community-based projects to research, explore, field-test and share information about best management practices associated with bee health in British Columbia. For the 2020-21 fiscal year there is a total of $100,000 in funding available.

The program will enhance bee health related activities and enhance information sharing amongst beekeepers.  The Program is providing up to $5,000 of grant funding per project and it is expected that participants will contribute a minimum of 20 percent towards the total cost of the project, in-kind contributions are eligible.

Program Guide for Applicants

Program Guide

For more detailed information on the Bee BC Program, to include the program funding model, the eligibility criteria and how to apply, please refer to the program guide


Application Form

The Application Window for the Bee BC Program is open as of February 17th 2020. Download the Application form today!

To keep up to date with program announcements please register for our monthly e-newsletter

IAF Newsletter

The Application Timeline

February / March

Consultation Calls with Applicants & Project Application Deadline for projects starting in May

March / April

Project Scoring, Assessement, Adjudication & Contracting


Project implementation, May through to March


Funding Acknowledgement Requirements

Project materials must recognize the Government funding to qualify for cost-sharing.

Program Brochure

Gain an oversight to the program by downloading our Program Brochure

Upcoming Deadlines

Check our Calendar for upcoming Bee BC Program Deadlines

Recent Projects

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West Kootenay Schools Abuzz With Observation Hives

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