p-42, r. 5 - Regulation respecting the registration of beekeepers

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chapter P-42, r. 5
Regulation respecting the registration of beekeepers
Animal Health Protection Act
(chapter P-42, s. 3.0.1).
The fees prescribed in the Regulation have been indexed as of 1 April 2023 pursuant to the notice published in Part 1 (French) of the Gazette officielle du Québec of 1 April 2023, page 237. (s. 3)
1. Every beekeeper who owns Apis mellifera bees must register with the Minister of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food.
O.C. 450-2005, s. 1.
2. Every beekeeper must provide to the Minister, on the form furnished by the Minister, an application for registration stating,
(1)  in the case of a natural person: the beekeeper’s name, address of domicile or postal address, if different from the address of domicile, and telephone number;
(2)  in the case of a sole proprietorship, a partnership or a legal person: its name, the address of its principal establishment in Québec or, if it has no establishment in Québec, the address of domicile, the business number assigned to it under the Act respecting the legal publicity of enterprises (chapter P-44.1), and telephone number;
(3)  the number of hives occupied by bees owned by the beekeeper;
(4)  the name of the municipality and the name of the regional county municipality or metropolitan community where each wintering site, production site and pollination site is located; and
(5)  the type of activities carried on by the beekeeper, including the sale of bees and the movement of hives for pollination purposes.
Beekeepers must certify the accuracy of the information entered on the form and sign it.
Beekeepers must also notify the Minister, within 30 days, of any change in the information provided under subparagraphs 1 and 2 of the first paragraph.
O.C. 450-2005, s. 2.
3. Beekeepers must send with the form a cheque or postal money order in the amount of $19.20 made out to the Minister of Finance.
The registration is effective on the date on which the form is sent. A mailed form is presumed to be sent on the date of the postmark. The registration fee is not refundable.
The amount is adjusted on 1 April of each year based on the percentage change in the general Consumer Price Index for Canada for the period ending on 30 September of the preceding year, as determined by Statistics Canada.
The Minister is to inform the public of the adjustment under the third paragraph through the Gazette officielle du Québec or by such other means as the Minister considers appropriate.
O.C. 450-2005, s. 3.
4. Beekeepers must maintain and keep at their principal establishment in Québec or, if they have no establishment in Québec, at their domicile, a record containing the following information:
(1)  for every purchase, rental or loan of bees: the date, quantity and place of origin of the bees and the name and address of the person from whom they were obtained;
(2)  for every disposal, rental or loan of bees: the date, quantity, place of destination of the bees and the name and address of the recipient; and
(3)  for every movement of occupied hives: the date, number of hives moved and a description making it possible to locate the places of departure and destination of the hives.
The owner must keep a copy of the form that was sent to the Minister with the record. The owner must also keep the record for at least 5 years from the date of the last entry and make it available to any person referred to in section 55.10 of the Animal Health Protection Act (chapter P-42).
O.C. 450-2005, s. 4.
5. Registration is renewed between 1 April and 1 June of each year in the manner prescribed by sections 2 and 3.
O.C. 450-2005, s. 5.
6. (Obsolete).
O.C. 450-2005, s. 6.
7. (Omitted).
O.C. 450-2005, s. 7; O.C. 685-2005.
O.C. 450-2005, 2005 G.O. 2, 1181
O.C. 685-2005, 2005 G.O. 2, 2401
S.Q. 2010, c. 7, s. 282