News & Updates

OBA responds to the Ontario Government's Pollinator Health Action Plan: Read it here

To view the full response to the government's call for comments on their consultation paper, click

Ontario and Quebec beekeepers urge premiers to take joint action to protect bees and their industry


Free Bee Biosecurity Workshops from Growing Forward 2

Growing Forward 2 is hosting a series of Bee Biosecurity workshops that are directed towards commercial beekeepers who are developing a biosecurity

Pollinator Field Assistant Job Opening

Feb-Oct 2015, based in Guelph, Ontario

Look here to respond to the Ontario Government's plan to restrict neonicotinoids

Last fall, the Wynne government announced their plans to regulate the use of neonicotinoid pesticides on corn and soy crops.

OBA's latest newsletter: Proposed commercial beekeeper course and more...

Next OMAFRA consultation in Kingston on January 14th

Annual OBBA Planning Meeting

The 2015 OBBA planning meeting will be held on Feb 4th, 2015.

Two job opportunities in Toronto for Beekeepers

FoodShare Toronto, in partnership with the Toronto Beekeepers Co-operative (TBC), is looking to fill two positions: 

New law should keep honey bees pollinating: North Bay Nippissing News


IMPORTANT REMINDER: Your hives must be registered by December 31st to be eligible for compensation in 2015

If you haven't received your renewal from OMAFRA or you are a new beekeeper you can find the forms here:

National Farmers Union (NFU) on who stayed to work on pollinator issues...and who walked

Read NFU statement

12 Tips for a greener Christmas from the Ministry of the Environment (starting with 100% Ontario honey!)

Check out the news release 

Guelph scientists one step closer to inhibiting destructive bee disease: G&M

By Eric Atkins      

Nearly 8 out of 10 say Ontario government on "right track"