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. 


SBDC Membership and Dues 2016

**# of Colonies includes Wintering Nucs
# of Colonies** Membership Cost
Associate Member (non-beekeeper - receives free classifieds & newsletter)  $95
200 or less colonies  $95
201 - 1600 colonies  $0.60/Colony
1601+ colonies  $960


Membership year runs Jan 1 - Dec 31. Current year memberships are due March 31st.


  • 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

International Code for Marking Queens

White  Yellow  Red  Green  Blue
2016 / 2021 2017 / 2022 2013 / 2018 2014 / 2019 2015 / 2020
 1/6  2/7  3/8  4/9  5/0
 When  You  Re-Queen  Get the  Best
 Warned  You  Require  Gloves  Be