Polar Vortex Insurance: Extended to Beekeepers!

Our local Auto Club (Alberta Motor Association) is offering Polar Vortex Insurance. This is a great new feature (for members only) – if the temperature stays at -25C, or colder, for any 14 consecutive days, each paid-up member gets to file a claim with the insurance company and collect a 14-day tropical holiday.

I have heard that they are considering a special insurance clause to also replace any dead overwintered honey bee colonies at the same time (for members only). They will replace them with tropical bees, as long as a ‘clean health’ certificate shows that there was never any nosema, dysentery, starvation, viruses, varroa mites, chalk, European, or American foul brood present at any time in the past.

This special offer from AMA Insurance was announced today, April first. Once again, our motor club is a trend-setting organization. Nice work, folks!  Read the details here – it’s worth your time.

About Ron Miksha

Ron Miksha is a bee ecologist working at the University of Calgary. He is also a geophysicist and does a bit of science writing and blogging. Ron has worked as a radio broadcaster, a beekeeper, and Earth scientist. (Ask him about seismic waves.) He's based in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.
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3 Responses to Polar Vortex Insurance: Extended to Beekeepers!

  1. Colleen says:

    I must say, nobody does April 1 like the AMA…I look forward to the date just to see what they’ll come up with next. You’re pretty good too, Ron! Tropical bees 🤣🤣

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  2. Rob H says:

    About time this kind of coverage was offered. And I like the idea of covering my overwintering colonies of (tropical) bees, but will they also cover overwintering wasps? Wasps just don’t get the kind of attention they deserve, and they deserve coverage.

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