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.


 We offer our members:

    • An annual convention with feature speakers and exhibits
    • Seminars and field days to offer opportunities to meet with fellow beekeepers for the exchange of experiences and ideas.
    • An active Board of Directors.
    • Benefits of  a full-time office.

Join the NBBA and support the beekeeping industry in New Brunswick!

See, our “Membership” page for your copy of the NBBA Membership Application.

Pesticide Incident Reporting Program

May 2014

Pesticide Incident Reporting Program

The Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA) has a Pesticide Incident Reporting Program for the public. This program will be useful for beekeepers who suspect that a certain pesticide product or active ingredient may have been responsible for honey bee kills. A suspected incident may be reported to the PMRA by email at:


Mai 2014

Programme de déclaration d’incident relatif aux produits antiparasitaires

L’Agence de règlementation de la lutte antiparasitaire (ARLA) offre au public un programme de déclaration d’incident relatif aux produits antiparasitaires. Ce programme peut être utile pour les apiculteurs qui pensent qu‟un certain produit antiparasitaire ou ingrédient actif pourrait avoir entraîné la mort d‟abeilles domestiques. Tout incident présumé peut être signalé à l‟attention de l‟ARLA par courriel à l‟adresse suivante :


Pollinator Protection

Pollinator ProtectionPrice: $32.00

Description: Back by popular demand, Pollinator Protection: A Bee & Pesticide Handbook is a summary of extensive laboratory research and field testing of insecticides and other pesticides on honey bees and other bee pollinators. The authors review miticides and other chemicals used by beekeepers, as well as those commonly used in the agricultural industry. This is a faithful reprint and, though the chemicals used may have changed since its original publication in 1990, the lessons and protection techniques described herein are well applied to current practices.

Go to http://www.wicwas.com/books and scroll down the page to find this title. In the bar across the top you will find ordering and payment instructions.


$5.00 plus shipping to purchase a glossy copy from Oregon State or Washington State University Extension.  Or, it can be downloaded and printed from a pdf at http://bit.ly/OSU_ReduceBeePoisoning or from Washington State’s http://www.step-project.net/NPDOCS/PNW%20591.pdf .

3. The Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists have recently released the 3rd update of their popular Honey Bee Diseases & Pests. Cost is $10.00 (Canadian) plus postage and I would suggest members order through their local club or association as bulk mailing t will reduce the overall cost of postage. Orders can be placed directly with Janet Tam at shrewless@yahoo.com

Honey & Pollen Plants for Canada`s Beekeepers

Honey and Pollen Plants for Canada`s Beekeepers

An Annotated Floral Calendar: www.beeflowerseasoncan.ca

(A mobile version of the website is also available – click here )

The electronic floral calendar offers information on over 270 honey and pollen plants found across Canada, including the type of resource it provides for bees (nectar, pollen, resins) and photos to aid in identification. The list of plants is easily searched by the scientific and common names or by blooming season (Spring, Summer, Fall).

Why Make a Floral Calendar?  Beekeepers are naturally interested in the flowers that provide sustenance for their bees.  Some flowers provide mostly nectar which the bees make into honey, others produce only pollen which is the protein source for bee nutrition, and most produce both.  Beekeepers find it useful to know what flowers are in bloom and when in their area of operation.  Books on the floral resources used by honeybees have always been part of beekeeping lore, and the new website makes this information readily available to anyone with internet access.

The new site builds on the floral calendar previously created for Ontario beekeepers that was developed with funding from Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food and launched in late 2013. The expanded national version was created with in-kind support from NSERC-CANPOLIN and Seeds of Diversity, which is the official home of Pollination Canada.