May 2014

NDP provides response to OBA's questions on bee health

Ontario Beekeepers' Association – 2014 election – NDP Response, May 30

I Love Local website is now on-line

Reach a new audience by posting your event on Foodland Ontario's new website 

OBA Press Release: Ontario's political parties express positions on bee health


Ontario Liberals platform supports controls on neonicotinoid-coated seed

Today, in response to the OBA's question to party leaders about whether they would support the OBA's call for a moratorium on the sale of neonicoti

Requiem for Bees Protest: CBC coverage (VIDEO)

How to access OMAF's Beekeepers Financial Assistance Program

(From the OBA bulletin May 21, 2014)

OBA's Latest position statement calling for a moratorium on neonicotinoid pesticides

Ontario Bee Journal May/June now available on-line

To download your complimentary Ontario Bee Journal

CBC: Bee researchers raise more warning flags about neonicotinoid pesticides

This spring most Canadian corn and soybean growers will be planting another crop of pesticide-coated seeds, even as researchers raise new warnings

Featured Videos - Christy Morrissey

Check out the latest Featured Video in the TTP section.

OBA Newsletter now available: Get your voter's kit

View latest newsletter here

The Buzz on Saving Honey Bees

Spear Seeds has developed a mixture that will help to create a floral forage habitat that will benefit pollinating species.

CBC interviews board member Dennis Edell across the country

Listen here to the Ontario Morning interview.

Harvard: New research links neonics to colony collapse and winter loss

Read the research here:  

CTV: Local beekeepers fear colonies will be in danger again this year.

Roger Klein, CTV Barrie 

Purdue expert warns of potential bee kills

By Samantha Thieke

Local beekeepers face heavy losses (Grey Bruce): The Dock

Read and listen here.

Oops. It's Tylosin, not Tyrosine

Sorry for any confusion in the recent newsletter in the PA Report.

Treatment recommendations for 2014

OMAF has released the treatment recommendations for 2014.

NFU calls on Senate Committee to recommend five-year moratorium on neonicotinoids

Manitoulin Expositor – Today the National Farmers Union (NFU) appeared before the Senate Standing Committee on Agriculture and Forestry