News & Updates

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

 

Sustainable beekeeping programs are creating a buzz

Decline in honeybee population sparks what have become popular studies.

OBA Asks PMRA to Take Action To End the Widespread Use of Neonics on Field Crops and Requests Immediate, Independent Review of PMRA’s Decision-Making Process, Methods and Policies for Pesticide Approvals.

Dear Ministers Taylor and MacAulay, 

OBA Letter to Premier Kathleen Wynne and Ministers Leal and Ballard on the Lack of Progress on Neonicotinoid Pesticide Reduction and Protection of Insect Pollinators

Commenting on the Federal Budget, Indigenous & Environmental Groups: "The Government of Canada hits a home run for biodiversity conservation."

Ontario, February 27, 2018 – A partnership of Indigenous and environmental groups commended the Canadian government for tabling the best federal bu

Neonicotinoids: Risks to Bees Confirmed by European Food Safety Authority

Most uses of neonicotinoid pesticides represent a risk to wild bees and honeybees, according to assessments published today by EFSA.

Québec Introduces Restrictions on Agricultural Use of Bee Killing Pesticides

CTV News Montréal announced this week that Québec is putting new restrictions on pesticides aimed at protecting pollinators.

Good News for the Environment and Canada’s Bees and Beekeepers – Martineau v Bayer Class Action Lawsuit Against Pesticide Manufacturers Now Authorized in Québec

Click on this Short Video on Bumblebee Ecology and Help U of G Student Hayley Tompkins Win an NSERC Competition

Hayley Tompkins, an MSc candidate at the University of Guelph, created this short video on wild bumblebees and artificial nest boxes, a project  su

Alarming Link Between Fungicides and Bee Declines Revealed

Fungicides are found to be the strongest factor linked to steep bumblebee declines, surprising scientists and adding to the threats to vital pollin

Ontario Beekeepers Unveil New Association for Mead Makers