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HBRC Equipment and Plans

Paul Kelly, research and apiary manager, and our volunteer Fred Fulkerson, explain the various equipment, useful tools and plans that have been developed at the Honey Bee Research Center. Filmed and edited by Wissarut Sukhaket. Link to plans: https://hbrc.ca/resources-for-beekeepers/ Link to video transcript: https://hbrc.ca/2023/05/29/hbrc-equipment-and-plans-transcript/ Frequently asked questions: https://hbrc.ca/faq/ For more videos, check out the University of Guelph's HBRC YouTube channel…
UOVBA News Bot
May 30, 2023
Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

2023-2028 OBA Strategic Plan

In 2013, the OBA released a five-year Summary of Strategic Directions, carving a path forward to support Ontario’s beekeeping industry as well as the growth of the organization. Now, in 2022, we want to refresh our strategic directions, building on our successes since 2013 and leveraging new opportunities to support Ontario beekeepers. To support the development of the new plan, we…
UOVBA News Bot
May 29, 2023
Bee Culture

Asian Honey Bee Hornets

Honey bee populations may collapse due to ineffective defenses. by Zhang Nannan, Chinese Academy of Sciences Credit: Pixabay/CC0 Public Domain Researchers from the Xishuangbanna Tropical Botanical Garden (XTBG) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and the University of California San Diego have predicted that the presence of Asian honey bee hornets would harm Apis mellifera colonies more than Apis cerana colonies…
UOVBA News Bot
May 26, 2023
Bee Culture

No Bumblebees in Greenhouse

“No bumblebees in our greenhouse” As more and more growers turn to environmentally friendly methods, bee pollination has become a popular choice. However, at seed breeding companies such as Westland Seeds, bumblebees are not very welcome in the greenhouse. “In pepper seed production, we divide plants into male and female in order to cross them with each other,” the grower…
UOVBA News Bot
May 25, 2023
Bee Culture

2022 Census of Agriculture

Last chance to complete the 2022 Census of Agriculture One week left to return the questionnaire The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will end data collection for the 2022 Census of Agriculture on May 31. Producers who have not yet returned their completed questionnaires have just one week left to respond. Federal law requires everyone…
UOVBA News Bot
May 24, 2023
Bee Culture

The Exotic Bee ID Website

The Exotic Bee ID Website: Delivering Spectacular Portraits and Details of Some of the World’s Bees ARS scientists need your help in monitoring and protecting our important pollinators. The Exotic Bee ID website, designed and developed as a screening aid to support identification of non-native bees, offers spectacular views of some of our most important and not so important pollinators…
UOVBA News Bot
May 23, 2023
American Bee Journal

The Classroom – May 2023

Q  Temperatures that kill wax moths and small hive beetles  I am trying to look up the minimum temperatures at which small hive beetles (SHBs) and wax moths can no longer survive so that I can minimize my expenditures on prevention. It is 7:30 a.m. now and it is 50°F (10°C) outside. I understand that it is 95°F (35°C) or…
UOVBA News Bot
May 22, 2023
American Bee Journal

Watching Colonies Grow in the Spring

In the previous article, we made a detailed examination of reversing hive bodies, which is a method to maintain colony growth in the spring. To review briefly, by early spring some clusters have ascended up under the cover, leaving empty combs below. Up under the hive cover, colony growth can stall. In a vertical hive design, the cluster more readily…
UOVBA News Bot
May 22, 2023