News & Updates

Much of the world's honey laced with pesticides, study finds

OBA Commentary on these findings:

We can expect traces of neonics to be found not just in honey but in other food products, milk, corn, veg

Ontario beekeeper Tibor Szabo and Niagara College Commercial Beekeeper program featured on TVO’s The Agenda with Steve Paikin

View the full program here.

OBA Call to Action on Class Action Lawsuit re: Opening Canadian Border to Honey Bee Imports


Milton beekeeper, Karin Tomosky-Chambers earns Forests Ontario Green Leader title

A local beekeeper has been recognized by Forests Ontario for her commitment to planting pollinator-friendly trees on her Milton property.

Scientists say no longer any doubt about impact of pesticides on bees

A group of international scientists is meeting in the national capital to try to convince parliamentarians there is no longer any doubt that common

OBA Commentary on Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists’ Statement on Honey Bee Wintering Losses in Canada (2017)

We received CAPA’s

University of Guelph Researchers Author Provincial Pollinator Health Report

While the plight of the honeybee has grabbed public attention, the health of other pollinators vital to our food system remains largely unknown, ac

New Online Introductory Beekeeping Course

The Ontario Beekeepers Association Technology Transfer Program presents an Introduction to Beekeeping.
Based on their popul

OMAFRA offers online registration renewal - coming this fall!

New online honey bee registration and easier provincial premises registry (PPR) registration.

Permit Requirements for Common Beekeeping Practices in Ontario

Do you sell honey bees or used beekeeping equipment?


Check out Blood Honey, a new Canadian Film starring bees from Dickey Bee Honey, released this week.

OBA's Dennis Edell interview in Ontario Public Health Association Podcast

In Part 2 of our series on Bee Health & Neonicotinoids, we speak with Dennis Edell, an Ontario beekeeper, social marketer, founding member of 

Pesticide reduces bumblebee colony initiation and increases probability of population extinction.

Pollinators are in global decline and agricultural pesticides are a potential driver of this.

Scientific Reports - Bumblebee colony developments

Bumblebee colony development following chronic exposure to field-realistic levels of the neonicotinoid pesticide thiamethoxam under laboratory cond

2017 Winter Wrap Program

The Wellington County Beekeepers Association is once again selling winter wraps for the fall of 2017. Orders are due by September 15th,