News & Updates

Updates from the OBA during COVID-19

Stay up to date with the OBA during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Check back for new information and current issues facing our beekeeping industry.

URGENT! OBA Spring Meeting Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 threat, we have decided to cancel the OBA Spring Meeting -  March 26-27, 2020.

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TTP spring workshops now posted!

TTP hands-on spring workshops are now posted.

OBA Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Submission Highlights: 

Today [Friday, January 24, 2020], Ontario beekeepers face unprecedented challenges.  

2020 Nuc Box Sales now active

Looking to purchase the Wellington County Nuc Boxes? Orders are now being taken for 2020.

OBA is seeking a new Technology-Transfer Program Lead - application deadline extended to February 28, 2020

We are seeking a new Lead Specialist for OBA's world-class Technology-Transfer Program, as part of a planned transition.

OBA Media Release: Ontario Doing Little to Protect Insect Pollinators

OBA Responds to Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act that Proposes Changes to Bees Act and Pesticide Regulations

The OBA is working on behalf of Ontario beekeepers, honey bees and wild pollinators in responding to proposed changes to the Bees Act and

Notice of OBA Annual General Meeting 2019

Advanced IPM Workshop - Prior to AGM

An Advanced IPM Workshop is being held the day before the AGM in Burlington.

Last Call: OBA is Seeking Feedback from Ontario Beekeepers on 30m Setback Requirement in the Bees Act

It's Time to Count Your Mites!

Minister Announces 2019 Excellence in Agriculture Award Program, New YOUTH Category Added


Dear Agri-food Leader:

I am pleased to announce the launch of the 2019 Excellence in Agriculture award program!

OBA Issues Update: The Unexpected Consequences of Ontario's Class 12 Legislation

Ontario’s Class 12 legislation was designed to reduce the risk to insect pollinators from the overuse of neonicotinoid treatments on corn and soy

Supporting Honey Bee Health - Canadian and Ontario Governments Announce Funding for Beekeepers