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…

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


Attention New Brunswick Customers of Country Fields

The Upper Coverdale location of Country Fields Beekeeping Supplies is now closed.  We wish George and Ruth a very happy retirement from the beekeeping supply business and thank them for their many years of service to beekeepers throughout the Atlantic Provinces. Country Fields looks forward to continuing to serve the beekeeping needs of New Brunswickers. Plans are well underway to set up a pick-up depot in Sackville New Brunswick to provide a local point for beekeepers in the area to obtain supplies. Orders can be placed by phone (toll free 1-877-505-6363) or via the new website (coming in 2016!) and will be available for pick-up in Sackville on a 2 week schedule or more frequently if demand warrants.  If the need is more urgent, we ship daily at cost with no mark up, throughout Atlantic Canada. Please keep an eye on our website (countryfields.ca) for more details as they become available.

Country Fields looks forward to continuing to serve the needs of Beekeepers throughout New Brunswick with the same level of services they have been accustomed to.

We look forward to serving you in 2016!

Tim Purdy Country Fields Beekeeping Supplies
To place an order phone: 1-877-505-6363
Website:  http://countryfields.ca

Note From George & Ruth Wheatley, Doré Products Ltd.

We would like to take this opportunity to let the beekeeping community know that after almost 20 years selling beekeeping supplies, we have reached the decision that we will not be continuing on with this in 2016.

This decision was not taken lightly, as we value and enjoy the relationships that have developed over the years with our customers. As most of you know, we sold the beekeeping supply portion of our business, and the name “Country Fields” to Mr. Tim Purdy of Waverley, N.S., in June of 2015. For the past 6 months, we have been selling the bee supplies for Tim from our Upper Coverdale location. In looking at the year ahead however, we felt that to carry on with the bee supplies would keep us busier than we wish to be at this stage in life.

As we are not ready to retire fully as yet, and wish to remain active in the beekeeping industry, we have kept part of our business, and are operating under the name “Doré Products. Ltd.”

We are selling glass and plastic containers (jars and pails, etc.), wholesale and retail honey, and in spring/summer of 2016 we will be selling nucleus colonies and  queens, as well as a few other miscellaneous items.

Although we will be closed for holidays over Christmas and for the month of January, we will re-open the first week of February, 2016. Our web site, www.doreproducts.com is partially developed now, please check there for updates to hours, etc. We are available by phone at 506-387-6804, or by e-mail at george@doreproducts.com or ruth@doreproducts.com , and we are in the same location we always have been at 1848 Route 112, Upper Coverdale, N.B.

We thank you all for your support over these past years, and will look forward to seeing you in the new year.

Merry Christmas and a Very Happy New Year to You All

George & Ruth Wheatley

Doré Products Ltd. (formerly of Country Fields Beekeeping)

Canadian Beekeeping Convention Hosted by NBBA


2015 Canadian Beekeeping Convention Hosted by NBBA Jan. 28th to 31st.

The New Brunswick Beekeepers Association hosted the 2015 Canadian Beekeeping Convention, Research Symposium, IPM Workshop and Tradeshow, which took place at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton, NB, January 28-31, 2015.

Open to the public, many beekeepers and researchers of all skill levels from across the country attended this national beekeeping event.