News & Updates

Common Agricultural Insecticides Cause Birds to Lose Weight and Sense of Direction

CBC News reports that newly published research says two of Canada's most commonly used pesticides cause migrating songbirds to lose weight and thei

Beekeepers Support Bill 153, the Organic Products Act, 2017

Media Release & Litigation Update: Neonicotinoids Class Action Lawsuit from Siskinds LLP

Une demande en autorisation de l’action collective proposée au nom des apiculteurs du Québec sera entendue les 13 and 14 novembre 2017 au Palais de

OMAFRA Launches New Platform for Online Beekeeper Registration And So Much More

Bulletin - Update on Small Hive Beetle

Attention Ontario Beekeepers

Ontario Beekeepers Report Dramatically Lower Honey Production in 2017

Don't blame your local beekeeper if there isn’t much Ontario honey available for sale this year.

Ontario Beekeepers Report Dramatically Lower Honey Production in 2017

Don't blame your local beekeeper if there isn’t much Ontario honey available for sale this year.

Bulletin - Update on the Availability of Antibiotic Treatments for Bees

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association has been active in consultations concerning the proposed changes to the availability of antibiotics for beekeep

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