Responses since the Report Card was finalized
Inclusion of bear damage to beehives in the Wildlife Damage Compensation Program in 2023.
— Bear damage to hives is included in other jurisdictions (namely Saskatchewan) and is permitted in the AFSC Regulations and Operational Document.
–AFSC has worked with the Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) to identify this as a gap and to determine how to set up assessments.
–AFSC and the ABC are working toward a 2023 implementation of this enhancement, but need to find a way to adjust damage easily so it can be cleaned up quickly to prevent subsequent damage from multiple bear visits.