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Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Giant Asian Hornets

Do you think you have seen a Giant Asian Hornet?It's likely that it's a European Hornet.Please also see the comparison of a Giant Asian Hornet to a European Hornet.European hornets are not a threat to honey bees and do not need to be reported.Another option for what you have found is a Cicada Killer Wasp. This is also not something…
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May 26, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

OBA Winterloss Survey

Every year we like to see how well the bees did over the winter. Please take part in our basic winterloss survey. This survey does not replace the official OMAFRA winterloss survey, which is used for provincial, national and research statistics and purposes, but we do like to see what is happening in Ontario with our members and followers.Thanks to…
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April 28, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Funding for E-Business Creation

Move your business online!Governments Invest $2.5 Million to Grow Agri-food e-Business During COVID-19. With the lack and diminished options to sell honey and hive products at physical locations, and the reduced demand from restaurants, the government has created funding opportunities for putting your business online. This targeted application intake features two funding streams:Bring Your Business Online. Eligible organizations and businesses can apply…
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April 28, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

URGENT! OBA Spring Meeting Cancelled

Due to the COVID-19 threat, we have decided to cancel the OBA Spring Meeting -  March 26-27, 2020. It is with heavy hearts that we have decided to postpone our spring meeting.  There will be no in-person presentations or live streams happening. We have made this decision based on the increasing threat due to the COVID-19 virus.  If you had registered and…
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March 13, 2020
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

OBA Submission to Standing Committee on Finance and Economic Affairs

Submission Highlights: Today , Ontario beekeepers face unprecedented challenges.  Loss of forage and declining honey production: Due to the expansion of corn and soy cropping, much of the historic hay and marginal land that provided nectar sources and nutritional forage has been lost. Unusual weather patterns have also contributed to a decline in honey production.  Chronic and widespread exposure to highly toxic, systemic,…
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January 27, 2020