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Ontario Beekeepers' Association News

Bee Biosecurity Workshop – ONLINE

 Hosted by OSCIA through CAP (Canadian Agricultural Partnership) funding, 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…
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April 28, 2022
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OBA Spring Speakers Series

Due to the ongoing COVID status, the OBA spring meeting will be a short, 2 week series of talks, conducted online. The first night of talks will be on April 20th from 7:00pm to 8:30pm.- Susan Chan and Jerry Jerrard - Kawartha Lakes Honey will present about their new project of overwintering nucs.- Jeannie Saum of BEEPothecary will present about Health…
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April 19, 2022
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Apimondia 2022 Withdrawal

 Dear OBA Members;    As some of you may know, Apimondia 2022 was scheduled to be held in the city of Ufa in the Russian Federation. Because of the invasion of the Ukraine by the Russian forces many nations and beekeeping organizations are withdrawing from Apimondia. Canadian Honey Council is withdrawing, Alberta beekeepers are withdrawing as is CAPA. Several other…
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March 4, 2022
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The Impact of Research on the Agri-Food Sector in Ontario

From Lisa M. Thompson, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs"As Ontario’s Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs (OMAFRA), I would like to hear directly from you to learn more about how you access and use agri-food related research findings on your farm or at your organization. It is important to me that farmers are getting information that is impactful to…
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March 1, 2022
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Expanding Your Beekeeping Business

 Join us for a series of informative seminars to help expand your beekeeping business. The first lecture in the series will be:Blueberry Pollination: What to ExpectHear from blueberry grower Kevin Byers, and beekeeper Brian Rowaan about the various aspects involved with sending bees for pollination and why it may be worthwhile for your beekeeping business. MORE INFO
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February 14, 2022
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Understanding Varroa Mites

Join the TTP team for a new FREE series of virtual lectures on Understnading Varroa Mites. Refresh yourself on everything you need to know to keep those pesky mites under control.https://www.ontariobee.com/outreach/workshops/upcoming-events This lecture series was made possible by funding from OMAFRA.
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February 11, 2022
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Risk Management Workshop for Producers

Roots to Success Risk Management Training WorkshopsTAKING A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO MANAGING FARM RISK Funded under the AgriRisk Initiative as part of the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the Roots to Success project is making meaningful progress towards improved risk management for the agriculture and agri-food sector by promoting a comprehensive approach to managing risk. This project provides farmers and consultants working directly…
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February 8, 2022
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Varroa Mite Strategy Survey

 The Ontario Animal Health Network - Bees Network is working to develop a comprehensive Varroa mite strategy in Ontario. The first step in developing this strategy is to survey Ontario beekeepers about their Varroa management practices and struggles to determine what is working, what is not working, and what is needed. We ask that Ontario beekeepers please fill out the…
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February 1, 2022