SHB Sightings in Niagara

OBA has been notified this week of two more SHB reports in an area adjacent to the original sighting in Niagara and located in non-commercial beeyards. These incidents should be no cause for alarm but the probability of SHB spreading to other parts of the province requires action. In response, the OBA formed a Small Hive Beetle Working Group in collaboration with OMAFRA to devise and implement a program to mitigate its impact. We will keep you informed as this plan progresses.

A fuller report will be available in the September issue of the Ontario Bee Journal. For questions:

As well OBA has established a webpage specifically for information on SHB: