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Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association News

NEW POLLINATOR SEED MIX

NEW POLLINATOR SEED MIX SALES HELP SUPPORT OBA’S TECH-TRANSFER PROGRAM BY JENN DOELMAN – UPPER OTTAWA VALLEY BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION Finding a native, hardy, seasonal seed mix for Ontario conditions can be tough. Some mixes available from seed suppliers can contain invasive species or  noxious weeds, and aren’t tested for germination quality. Many mixes have seeds that won’t survive long winters…
Breck Demers
July 19, 2020
Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association News

SHB Essex County Research

A Little Reading Material. Melanie Kempers now head of the OBA, but was in the past part of the Tech Transfer Program and a member of the research team looking into the appearance of the small hive beetle in Essex county.  She's been watching the discussions on Facebook with the rage of the spreading of the SHB and she provide…
Breck Demers
June 13, 2020
Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association News

Possible Hive Beetle Sightings... Please note that it hasn't been confirmed yet, but I thought it was important to make people aware of the situation.   It was reported on Facebook today that someone in the area of Carp who recently bought a nuc from a Quebec supplier who bought bees from a southern Ontario supplier has recently found what…
Breck Demers
June 12, 2020
Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association News

Must See Varroa Seminar

I would highly recommend everyone take the time to watch this seminar and get a new view and understanding of varroa.  Great presenter and presentation.  Explains more of why people who claim they have no mites because they didn't see them visually really need to do proper mite testing and explains the need to treat but more the need to…
Breck Demers
December 10, 2019