Manuals, Books & DVD's

OBA Manuals

Ontario Beekeeping Manual

$28.57 (+GST) 85pgs

  • Written by the Tech-Transfer Program, this manual provides information and instructions for basic beekeeping aspects. Chapters include: honey bee  biology, basic beekeeping equipment, getting started, honey production, season overview, organic beekeeping, nutrition and more! 


Integrated Pest Management for Beekeeping in Ontario Manual

$23.81 (+GST) 45pgs

  • Written by the Tech-Transfer Program, this manual provides information and instructions for integrated pest management for beekeeping in Ontario. Chapters include: honey bee pests & disease biology, monitoring, detection & assessment of honey bee pests and diseases, control & prevention and more.


Ontario Introductory Queen Rearing Manual

$25.71 (+GST) 70pgs

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  • Written by the Tech-Transfer Program, this manual provides information and instructions for the basic principles behind the art of producing honey bee queens. Chapters include: biology of queen rearing, queen cell production, production of mated queens, splits and nucs and much more.


Beekeeping Books

Elemental Genetics and Breeding for the Honey Bee

$20.95 (+ GST) 52pgs

  • Wrriten by Dr. Ernesto Guzman-Novoa, this book is intended to provide basic knowledge on the fundamentals of genetics, and practical ways of applying genetic principles for honey bee breeding.

Honey Bee Diseases and Pests (CAPA)

$14.29 (+ GST) 28pgs

  • Full of colour pictures and up to date information with great information about the pest and diseases that afflict the honey bee in Canada.

IPM for Healthy Bees (CHC)

$14.29 (+ GST)

  • This full colour 3x5" pocket sized booklet summarizes the cultural controls, monitoring and treatment required for managing bees for Varroa Mites, Tracheal Mites, American Foulbrood and Nosema.


Purchased in sets or single discs - Contact TTP for single disc purchases.

2011 Annual General Meeting (OBA)

$44.25 (+ HST)

A 4-Disc Set of presentations from the 2011 Annual General Meeting. 

  • D1 - Rod Scarlett (CHC Update), Les Eccles (TTP - Hive Beetle), Dr. Guzman and Grad Students & Paul Kozak (OMAFRA - Hive Beetle)
  • D2 - Dr. Frank Eischen (USDA - Nosema), Gary Reuter (UoM - Experimental Design) and Karen Miles (BeeMaid Update)
  • D3 - Nancy Comber (OBA - Grocery Stores), Paul Bailey (OMAFRA - Honey Regulations), Don LeDrew (ACC) & Dr. Eischen (USDA - Feeding Colonies)
  • D4 - Rebecca Metzger (Agricorp - SDRM), Gary Reuter (UoM - Drones & Mating), Janet Tam (TTP - MAQS), Ginger Reuter (Candle Making) & Paul Kozak (OMAFRA - 2011 Update)

2012 OBBA and OBA Spring Meeting (OBA)

$35.40 (+ HST)

A 5-Disc Set of presentations from the 2012 Spring Meetings. 

  • D1 - Janet Tam (TTP - ON Queen Production) & Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval - Reproductive Characteristics)
  • D2 - Paul Kelly (UoG - Buckfast Breeding), Les Eccles (TTP - Formal Breeding Program) and Heather Clark (D&G)
  • D3 - Paul Kozak (OMAFRA - Queen & Nuc Update) and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval - IPM)
  • D4 - Doug McRory (Beekeeping) and Les Eccles (TTP - Pollination BMPs)
  • D5 - Paul Kozak (OMAFRA - 2012 Info) and Pierre Giovenazzo (Laval - Hive Beetle)

2012 Annual General Meeting (OBA)

$44.25 (+ HST)

A 4-Disc Set of presentations from the 2012 Annual General Meeting. 

  • D1 - Devan Rawn (TTP - Queen Fertility), Dr. Hamiduzzaman (UoG - Viruses), Katie Lee (BIP), Paul Kozak (OMAFRA Update) and Dr. Rene Van Acker (UoG Update)
  • D2 - Rod Scarlett (CHC Update), Les Eccles (TTP - Benefits of Pollen), Dave Mendes (US Bkpr - Year in the Life of) and Dr. Rene Van Acker (UoG - GM Trait Movement)
  • D3 - Nancy Comber (OBA), Madeleine Chagnon PhD (UQAM - Pesticides), Murray Belyk (Bayer Bee Care), Paul Kozak (OMAFRA - Bee Kill Incidents) and Katie Lee (BIP)
  • D4 - Dr. Guzman and grad students (UoG), Connie Hart (PMRA - Pesticide Incidents) and Dave Mendes (US Bkpr - Honey Bee Nutrition)

2012 Business Opportunities for Northern Blueberry Pollination Tour (OBA)

$30.97 (+ HST)

A 3-Disc Set from the 2012 AMI Business Opportunities Presentations 

  • D1 - Doug McRory (OBA), Trevor Laing (Level Plains Blueberry Farm) and Doug McRory (Pollination Management)
  • D2 - Dr. Connie Nelson (Lakehead - Cooperatives), Paul Kozak (OMAFRA) and Melanie Kempers (TTP - IPM for Pollination)
  • D3 - Les Eccles (TTP - Pollination Strategies), Dr. Rob Currie (UoM - Northern Beekeeping), Devan Rawn (TTP - Honey House Design) and Nancy Comber (OBA - Business Incentives

2013 OBBA and OBA Spring Meeting (OBA)

$35.40 (+ HST)

A 5-Disc Set of presentations from the 2013 Spring Meetings. 

  • D1 - Les Eccles (TTP - Selection & Evaluation) & Graham Parsons (TAT - SK Nuc Production)
  • D2 - Paul Kozak (OMAF - Queen & Nuc Update) & Mel Kempers (TTP - KTT)
  • D3 - Dr. Rob Currie (UoM - Selecting for Resistance) & Graham Parsons (TAT - Alternative Acaracides)
  • D4 - Nancy Comber (OBA - Promitions), Trevor Laing (Level Plains - Blueberry Production) & Les Eccles (TTP - Small Hive Beetle)
  • D5 - Paul Kozak (OMAF - 2013 Info) & Dr. Rob Currie (UoM - Honey bee Viruses)
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History of Beekeeping in Ontario

$50 donation to the OBA TTP (193pgs) - Written by Gordon F. Townsend and compiled by Henry T. Hiemstra - Email to order