News & Updates

OBA Antibiotic Progress Bulletin

New antibiotic regulations will come into effect on Saturday, December 1, 2018 that will affect Ontario (and Canadian) beekeepers and their

Ontario Beekeepers' Association say ban neonic pesticides

Fourteen conservation and environmental groups have called on the Canadian government to end the use of neonicotinoid insecticides immediately.

OBA’s Annual General Meeting & Conference – with a strong national flavour – will take place Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Lamplighter Inn in London

The Annual General Meeting of members of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association will take place Friday, November 16, 2018 at the Best Western Lampligh

It’s Ontario Varroa Mite Awareness Week – Please Count Your Mites by Sunday!


Health Canada announces proposed decision to phase out Clothianidin and Thiamethoxam

Last year Health Canada proposed the phasing out of one of the popular neonicotinoids, Imidacloprid, based on risks to aquatic invertebrates. On We

Health Canada confirmed plans Wednesday to gradually phase out two of the three nicotine-based pesticides

Health Canada confirmed plans Wednesday to gradually phase out two of the three nicotine-based pesticides — neonicotinoids, also known as neoni

Winter Hive Wrap Program now taking orders for 2018

The Wellington County Beekeepers’ Association is generously coordinating the winter wrap program, with proceeds supporting the OBA Tech-Transfer Re

Ontario Leads Canada in Overwinter Bee Losses

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From CBC Radio and Quirks & Quarks

Scientists Say Restrictions on Neonic Pesticides Aren't Enough to Save Bees - We Need a Ban: Learn More

Media Release - Ontario Beekeepers Experience Overwhelming Losses

When Ontario’s beekeepers opened their hives this spring, they found nothing but bad news for beekeepers, as well as for the vegetable and fruit gr

EU agrees total ban on bee-harming pesticides

The world’s most widely used insecticides will be banned from all fields within six months, to protect both wild and honeybees that are vit

Provincial Import and Export Requirements for Queens, Nucs and Bees are Evolving as Spring Approaches

If you are planning to move bees into or out of your Ontario apiar

Federal Court ruled this week that bee-killing pesticide case will go to a full hearing

Federal Court rules bee-killing pesticide lawsuit will go to full hearing

Congratulations on Pollinator ECO Award to ADM Debra Sikora and MOECC's Sarah Rang

Re: ECO Recognition Award for Protecting Ontario Pollinators