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.
- Group liability insurance program (optional)
Join the NBBA and support the beekeeping industry in New Brunswick!
See, our “Membership” page for your copy of the NBBA Membership Application.
The 2014 NBBA Annual Meeting registration information, directions and agenda are now available.
Please click here for details…
New federal-provincial program applies to livestock losses, crop damage. See CBC posting for more information on program.
Bee hives normally become partially or completely covered in heavy snowfalls. Most hives have a top entrance allowing warm moist air to escape. This helps prevent the creation and build up of ice inside the hives which interferes with the cluster’s ability to keep itself warm. When snow covers the entrance, or the complete hive including the top entrance, it normally is not a problem. In normal conditions snow does not interfere with the fresh air flow through the hive. Most experienced beekeepers welcome heavy snow cover which does a good job of insulating hives against extreme cold and wind.
However in some winters there is a possible danger of ice crust forming on top of the snow that is covering the hives. In a short period of time carbon dioxide will build up to deadly levels smothering the bees. In the past I have lost an entire yard because I did not remove the ice crust and snow in time. I now watch conditions closely and shovel the fronts out only, leaving the rest of the hive covered.
Always being aware of the possible danger of ice crust can prevent unnecessary hive losses.
This research report discusses the pollen qualities of 60 floral species which are presented in a convenient format ready to publish in industry journals and magazines, thus ensuring that beekeepers benefit from and increase their understanding of honey bee nutrition.
Learn more about bee pollens in this research study: Nutritional Value of Bee Collected Pollens
Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA), has granted conditional registration for the sale and use of Amitraz Technical and Apivar Strips, containing the technical grade active ingredient amitraz, to control the parasitic mite (Varroa destructor) on honey bees.
Ralph D. Lockhart, of Allison passed away on arrival at The Moncton Hospital, on Tuesday, November 19, 2013 at the age of 66 years. Born in Moncton he was the son of the late John C. and Dorothy E. (Lutes) Lockhart. Ralph was retired from the Canadian National Railways as a Locomotive Engineer. He enjoyed many years as proprietor of Lockhart Apiairies Honey Farm and has pride in the Atlantic Gold Honey sold on the market today. Ralph was the Past President and an active director of the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association; Past Director of the Canadian Honey Council, Past President of the Maritime Beekeepers Association.
He is survived by brother Brian Lockhart of Saint John; nephews Chris Lockhart of Moncton and Jeremy Lockhart of Rothesay.
Visitation will be held at Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home on Friday November 22, 2013 from 2:00pm – 4:00pm & 7:00pm – 9:00pm.
The funeral service will be held at Tuttle Brothers Memorial Chapel on Saturday, November 23, 2013 at 1:00 pm with Rev. Gordon MacLeod officiating.
Interment will be in Fair Haven Memorial Gardens.
Donations in Ralph’s memory made to the memorial of the donor’s choice would be appreciated.
Arrangements have been entrusted to Tuttle Brothers Funeral Home 171 Lutz Street Moncton, NB (506) 857-8564. Online condolences can be made at www.tuttlefuneralhome.ca
Welcome to the New Brunswick Beekeepers’ Association.
We are in the process of updating the new NBBA website with new and relevant beekeeping information.
If you have any questions or have information you would like to see added to this website concerning beekeeping, please feel free to use our contact form to email your questions or comments.
CAPA has a new edition of its Honey Bee Diseases and Pests book. It is 72 pages on glossy paper and is $10.00 plus shipping.
Here is the link for further information.