Membership

Membership

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 Check-Off Form 2020 to view and download a Printable PDF Membership Renewal & Permission to Post form.

Click Here to Contact a board member for a 2020 Check off Request for Refund Form.

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

To register for an online account, so that you may post and update your business information and classifieds, click here.

 

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, 2019 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 of July 1/2019 and I am registering as a hobbyist for a fee of $80.00, for the fiscal year September 1 to August 31.

**** O R ***

1.  (b) I opt to register as a sideliner registering no less than 50 colonies operated as of July 1, 2019 and remit a $1.60 check-off fee per colony (50 to 99 colonies)

Plus REGISTRATION FEE: $ 40.00

**** O R ***

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.

 

Value of Membership

We offer our members:

  • Volunteer Board of Directors dedicated to promoting the beekeeping industry and honeybee health with integrity and leadership
  • Your voice is heard in industry, government and associations throughout Canada
  • Participation in a Convention with featured seminars, speakers and industry exhibits.  The opportunity to network with other stakeholders in the industry
  • Field Trips to meet fellow Beekeepers with informative speakers and updates on Board activities
  • Reports on Research in honey bee health and hive sustainability that benefit Saskatchewan beekeepers
  • Representation at provincial, national and world events promoting Saskatchewan Honey as the best in the world
  • Be part of an organization that puts the spotlight on events and developments by beekeepers in their operation
  • Updates on information relative to the industry such as Temporary Foreign Workers Program and SAWP.  Be part of the Bear Fence Program and Insurance through SCIC
  • Receive quarterly newsletters  with “whats new” in the Industry and other beekeeping related products and services.  Post classified ads in the newsletter and website at no additional cost
  • Opportunity to promote your business on our Producers List with products of the hive and other related services