News & Updates

Small Hive Beetle Confirmed in Ottawa Region

The Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs recently confirmed a new Small Hive Beetle positive yard in the City of Ottawa area fro

How to identify and report suspected pesticide poisoning incidents.

It is important for beekeepers in Ontario to understand the signs of poisoning and the process for reporting in the event of a possible exposure

Mass Bee Kill

On June 5th, 2020 two Quebec beekeepers experienced a mass killing of their bees associated with the application of herbicides.

Giant Asian Hornets

OBA Winterloss Survey

Every year we like to see how well the bees did over the winter. Please take part in our basic winterloss survey.

Funding for E-Business Creation

Move your business online!

Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-food e-Business During

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.

HopGuard II now registered for use in Ontario

As of April 16th, 2020, the Ontario Pesticide Advisory Committee approved the use of HopGuard II for Ontario.

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