Premises Identification (ID), one of the pillars of animal traceability, links poultry and livestock, including bees, to geographic locations. The British Columbia (B.C.) Premises ID Program gathers information about the location of animals, the types of animals at each location and how to contact individuals responsible for those animals.
Premises ID is an important tool for protecting the health and safety of your livestock. In the event of an emergency, premises ID information improves our ability to rapidly notify animal owners, contain pest and animal disease outbreaks and more effectively respond to natural disasters like floods or fires.
A premises is any parcel of land where animals are kept, assembled or disposed of. Types of premises registered with the program are wide-ranging; from small-scale or hobby farms with a few animals to large commingling sites such as feedlots, auction yards and abattoirs.
Beekeepers can now register their apiaries through the premises ID program.
There is no cost to participate in the program.
Please read our Frequently Asked Questions to learn more.