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Job Opportunity – Technology-Transfer Program Lead

We are seeking a new Lead Specialist for OBA's world-class Technology-Transfer Program.Position HighlightsEducationGraduate degree or Bachelor of Science, with coursework in apiculture, entomology, biology, and/or agriculture.ExperienceThree years or more of experience working with honey bees. Experience with project management, applied research in the field and experience in laboratory work.KnowledgeThorough knowledge of the business of beekeeping and general beekeeping practices, including honey…
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March 4, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Beekeeper Registration Survey

 In order to to seek feedback on the beekeeper registration experience, the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association (OBA) is looking to survey beekeepers who have, ideally within the last two (2) beekeeping seasons, successfully or unsuccessfully renewed their beekeeper registration with OMAFRA, primarily through the Ask OMAFRA Bees Portal.Data collected from this survey will be summarized and shared with OMAFRA, but your participation is…
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February 17, 2021
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

OBA Online Silent Auction

Every year at the Annual General Meeting, a silent auction is held to raise money for the OBA Tech-Transfer Program. Generous donations are provided by members, suppliers, advertisers, community partners and more!This year the Auction is online and accessible through the OBA Facebook page.https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?vanity=471022232933063&set=a.3415227...Don't have a Facebook account? Perhaps your kids do! Use theirs ;)You can still view all the…
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November 26, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Bee Biosecurity Workshop – ONLINE

Hosted by Growing Forward 2, beekeepers are invited to attend this free Bee Biosecurity Workshop to learn more about on-farm biosecurity best management practices and key areas of your farm to evaluate when developing a biosecurity plan as well as potential cost-share opportunities. Taking a workshop is a first step in creating a Biosecurity Plan for your operation and identifying…
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November 9, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

CAPA Winterloss Report for 2019/2020

The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists conducts an annual survey of Canadian beekeepers' overwinter losses.  The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists (CAPA) and Provincial Apiarists coordinated the annual honey bee wintering loss report for 2019-2020. As in previous years, the survey consisted of harmonized questions based on the national beekeeping industry, with Provincial Apiarists collecting survey data across all provinces.Respondents collectively…
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September 14, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

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 and/or subsequent bee kill. Symptoms of acute pesticide poisoning of honey bees may be much easier to recognize than chronic symptoms. Provincial Apiarist, Paul Kozak provides the following list of symptoms for most types of insecticides,…
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June 17, 2020