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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
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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
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OBA is seeking a new Technology-Transfer Program Lead

We are seeking a new Lead Specialist for OBA's world-class Technology-Transfer Program, as part of a planned transition.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…
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December 16, 2019
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OBA Media Release: Ontario Doing Little to Protect Insect Pollinators

The OBA today issued a Media Release recommending that the Government of Ontario adopt 12 specific actions for the protection of insect pollinators and sustainability of Ontario’s beekeeping industry. These include reversing the trend of habitat and forage loss and continued tracking of all seed treatment chemical use so that better, science-based decisions can be made regarding pesticide use in…
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December 13, 2019
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OBA Responds to Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act that Proposes Changes to Bees Act and Pesticide Regulations

The OBA is working on behalf of Ontario beekeepers, honey bees and wild pollinators in responding to proposed changes to the Bees Act and Pesticide Regulations, set out in Bill 132, Better for People, Smarter for Business Act.          OBA to Hon. Prabmeet Singh Sarkaria, MPP – Brampton South, Associate Minister of Small Business and Red Tape Reduction   …
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November 27, 2019