News & Updates

Environmental groups, beekeepers give Canada’s pesticide regulator a failing grade on neonics

Yesterday, environmental g

New Antimicrobial Resources for AFB Management Now Available as 2019 Season Kicks Off

Small Hive Beetle Quarantine in Essex and Chatham-Kent Revoked Yesterday


OBA Calls for Nominations for Youth Representative.

The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association is seeking nominations for our new Youth Representative volunteer position.

Free Bee Biosecurity Workshop

A free Bee Biosecurity workshop is being held in Collingwood at Blue Mountain, the afternoon before the OBA Spring Meeting.

Québec and Ontario Beekeepers Call for Representation on the Bee Health Roundtable

On December 6, 2018, representatives from the Fédération des Apiculteurs du Québec (FAQ) and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) met with rep

Order your Ontario Nuc Boxes now for Spring 2019

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Beekeepers Need Immediate Action on Pesticides

Beekeepers Need Immediate Action on Pesticides

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