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Lapse in honey production

Enterprises producing honey can apply for compensation when losses due production failure are caused by climatic damages.
The cause of financial loss must be related to climatic damages one - as an enterprise - normally is unable insure against by means of regular insurance schemes.

  • Honey production failure

    In order to grant compensation, reduction in production must be brought on as a consequence of climatic conditions the bee-keeper is unable to prevent, such as e.g. reduced blooming and/or poor weather conditions hindering flight. Normal variations and de-fluctuation in honey productions are not compensatory.

    The enterprise must at the time the damage occurred be eligible for production subsidies.

    Calculations on an eventual compensation is based upon documented production results and fixed national rates for compensation. The applicant is obliged to cover a loss of up to thirty per cent of his/her average annual production.

    Applications are sent to the agricultural administration in the respective municipality no later than 31st of October the year the damage occurred.

    The compensation scheme is regulated by means of by-law: (NO) Forskrift om erstatning og tilskudd ved klimabetingede skader i plante- og honningproduksjon.

  • Application for compensation

    -          As soon as you are aware of that a climatic damage has occurred and that you may experience a lapse in the honey production of your enterprise - notify the municipal agricultural administration.

    -          The application form for the various types of plants can be found in the “forms” section on this web site.

    -          Applications can be forwarded electronically though the Altinn portal


  • How to apply online

    Electronic applications can be handed in through the “Altinn” portal.

    Use a MinID or BankID to log on. The electronic form has a “help” section.

    Upon completing the electronic form, press “send inn”, and your application is automatically delivered to your municipality. The software will, on your request provide you with a receipt, sent to your e-mail address. A receipt gives added security in the case you need to document that the application was sent before the deadline.

    You also have the option to go to “ditt jordbruksforetak” in Altinn to track the status of your application. 

    Your municipality will also happily help you with the electronic application!