Welcome to NBBA

Queen bee marked for a year ending in 2 or 7.

Queen bee marked for a year ending in 2 or 7.

NBBA is the provincial organization that represents the beekeepers of New Brunswick.

The NBBA has many members, including commercial and hobby beekeepers, and other people interested in the association and its activities. There are many great reasons to become a member of the NBBA. Learn more About NBBA…

Small Hive Beetle Found in New Brunswick

Message From: Maund, Chris (DAAF/MAAP) [mailto:chris.maund@gnb.ca] June 9, 2017 5:01 PM

Small Hive Beetle - Larvae Stage

Small Hive Beetle – Larvae Stage

The small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray, has been reported in honey bee colonies in New Brunswick. These honey bee colonies were imported from Ontario. Samples were taken on 3 June and 4 June, 2017 by me and Fletcher Colpitts. Specimens were forwarded to Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada and were confirmed to be the small hive beetle, Aethina tumida Murray.

Small Hive Beetle - Adult Stage

Small Hive Beetle – Adult Stage

The location of the infested colonies is: Gloucester County, New Brunswick. The nearest community is Saumarez, New Brunswick.

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency and all the Provincial Apiarists have been notified of this report.

New Brunswick departmental staff are currently spot checking other Ontario colonies in the area and are also determining if local NB hives are located in the vicinity.  Next steps will be determined following this exercise.

Chris Maund


Integrated Pest Management Specialist (Entomologist) and Provincial Apiarist / Crop Sector Development /

New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries / Hugh John Flemming Complex / 1350 Regent Street / P.O. Box 6000 / Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

Tel. (506) 453-3477
Fax (506) 453-7978


Spécialiste de la lutte contre les parasites (Entomologiste) et Apiculteur provincial / Secteur du développement des cultures /

Ministère de l’Agriculture, de l’Aquaculture et des Pêches du Nouveau-Brunswick / Complexe Hugh John Flemming / 1350, rue Regent / C. P. 6000 / Fredericton, NB, E3C 2G6

Tel. (506) 453-3477
Fax (506) 453-7978

Maritime Honey Festival

Beekeeping just got a little more exciting…

Maritime Honey Festival

The Central New Brunswick Beekeepers Association is very excited to announce… The Maritime Honey Festival.

In affiliation with the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association, The Nova Scotia Beekeepers Association and the Canadian Honey Council this festival will be the place to BEE.

September 22nd & 23rd 2017.
Capital Exhibit Centre 361 Smythe Street, Fredericton, NB Canada
(4 hour drive from Halifax, 3 hour drive from Bangor, 5 hours from Montreal area) 

  • Promoting the importance of bees.
  • Cultivate an interest in beekeeping as a hobby or commercial venture.
  • Offer the public an opportunity to meet, greet, learn & buy from the beekeeping industry.
  • Provide beekeepers the opportunity to learn and exchange good working practices.
  • Celebrity honey tasting contest.

Do you have honey or industry related products you wish to sell, promote or exhibit to the public and fellow beekeepers?

Sponsorship opportunities & exhibit space is available for booking now.  Go to www.maritimehoneyfestival.com for all the details. Check the website often for updates. 

  • Our preferred hotel provider and festival sponsor Holiday Inn & Suites Fredericton are holding a draw for 1 free night stay.  This draw is for exhibitors and sponsors.  Sponsorship or exhibitor space must be booked and paid before June 15th. to be eligible for the draw.   

We are calling on all beekeepers and industry suppliers in Ontario, Quebec, Maine, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, Newfoundland and others to join in what is a rare opportunity to showcase your products to the industry and public.

Thank you from the Organizing Committee.  

Update on Randy Oliver Workshop

The location for the Randy Oliver ‘Research Tips for Beekeepers’ workshop has been moved to another location:
Best Western Glengary
150 Willow Street • Truro • Nova Scotia • B2N 4Z6 • Phone: 902-893-4311
The event will still begin at 2 pm in Salon EG at the Glengarry- you can also follow the signs once you get inside.
If you’re planning on staying for the lecture later that evening, Randy will be speaking at Cox Institute at the Dalhousie Agriculture Campus at 7 pm. The lecture is free and open to all.
If you have any questions, feel free to email me or call (902) 957-3274.
Have a great day,

Robyn McCallum, PhD Candidate, A.Ag.
Apiculturist, Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture (ATTTA)
Email: rmccallum@perennia.ca

2017 NBBA Annual Meeting Registration & Membership


Happy New year to all! I was fortunate to obtain this renowned speaker and hope you all will be able to attend. 

Below is a link to the agenda, registration form and NBBA application for membership for 2017. Brian Pond will be managing registrations and membership and we are requesting pre-registration for the Annual Meeting by February 20th as we must have a count for reception,health breaks and Lunch. 

We also have a block of rooms booked at the Quality Inn on Mountain Road and these must be booked by February 17th to obtain the rate of  $119.99 and includes hot breakfast, free parking, pool and hot tub. Code for booking is Beekeeper Meeting.

I am presently on vacation but if you wish additional information do not hesitate to email me or contact Brian or Robyn.

Hope to see you all there and thanks for your continued support!

Ann Vautour

2017 Annual Meeting Registration Form…

2017 Annual Meeting Agenda… (Revised Feb. 3, 2017)

2017 NBBA Membership Form…

Honey Bee Expansion Program Available to NBBA Members

The Honey Bee program is now available to members of the NBBA.


This program will provide strategic assistance to foster the development of the New Brunswick honey bee sector.

Deadlines for application: Element A is July 31, 2016 and Element B and Element C is November 4, 2016.

Here is the link to the program details:

English – http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/en/services/services_renderer.200877.Advancing_Agriculture_-_Honey_Bee_Expansion_Program.html

Français – http://www2.gnb.ca/content/gnb/fr/services/services_renderer.200877.Advancing_Agriculture_-_Honey_Bee_Expansion_Program.html