Industry News and Events

Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety- Update

Posted:Mon, Mar 14th, 2016 11:17:12 am

The Canadian Honey Council has recently updated the Canadian Beekeepers' Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety, and made available an abridged version for beginner beekeepers.  For more information please see the Canadian Beekeepers' Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety [PDF] new reslease.

To access the free online version. please visit the Canadian Honey Council  [new window]


New miticide registered for Varroa management

Posted:Mon, Dec 5th, 2016 2:11:04 pm

Health Canada's Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) is granting full registration for the sale and use of Flumethrin Technical Insecticide and Bayvarol Beehive Pest Control Strip containing the technical grade active ingredient flumethrin to control varroa mites in honeybee hives.

For more details please visit the Health Canada Website


Unlocking the Value of the Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Industry

Posted:Wed, Nov 9th, 2016 1:54:58 pm

This interactive afternoon will hopefully provide you with new information, a opportunity to discuss and formulate ideas, and learn about options for moving forward to maximize the value of your operation, create new efficiencies and/or produce new products. During our time together we will:
• Review the current industry
• Look at some ways others have added value to wild blueberries
• Discuss opportunities that may best suit the sector and what market trends make sense for Nova Scotia producers to pursue
• Some funding paths and next steps to support advancing your ideas

Unlocking the Value of the Nova Scotia Wild Blueberry Industry [PDF]


Intro to the Honey Bee Research Centre

Posted:Thu, Oct 27th, 2016 11:37:53 am

The Honey Bee Research Centre's online at the University of Guelph has developed and online series of videos.  Their goal is to provide new and advanced beekeepers with demonstrations by their staff on a variety of topics ranging from how to open a hive to queen rearing.

Please visit the Honey Bee Research Centre website for great information.


Apiculture Team Launched to Strengthen Atlantic’s Honey Bee Population

Posted:Fri, Sep 23rd, 2016 2:23:21 pm

Perennia Food and Agriculture Inc. is now home to a unique team of specialists focused on strengthening the honey bee population in Atlantic Canada.

The Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture (ATTTA) will work with the bee and blueberry industries to review current honeybee management practices across the country and customize it for the region's more than 38,000 commercial bee colonies and nearly 39,000 hectares of blueberries.

Please click here to read the full Perennia News Release [PDF]


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