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.

Bee Healthy Roadmap Released by the Honey Bee Health Coalition

The Canadian Honey Council is proud to be a member of the Honey Bee Health Coalition, a coalition of more than 30 organizations and agencies from across food, agriculture, government and conservation working to improve the health of honey bees in North America.

The Coalition recently released its Bee Healthy Roadmap, a roadmap to improve honey bee health through collective action that will accomplish more than any one group can achieve on its own.   Facing unacceptable declines in honey bee health, the Coalition’s Bee Healthy Roadmap lays out specific priorities and actions that it will take to reverse these declines and improve the health of honey bees and other pollinators. The Bee Healthy Roadmap identifies four priority areas that need immediate and consistent action from partners across the landscape. These include improving Hive Management, Forage & Nutrition, Crop Pest Management, and Cross-Industry Education, Outreach and Coordination.  The Roadmap also provides a framework for ongoing collaboration inviting anyone with a vested interest in honey bee health to work together to achieve its vision of Healthy Honey Bees, Healthy People, Healthy Planet.

To learn more about the Honey Bee Health Coalition and view the Bee Healthy Roadmap visit www.honeybeehealthcoalition.org

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:

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/protect-proteger/incident/index-eng.php

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 :

http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/pest/part/protect-proteger/incident/index-fra.php

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.

2. HOW TO REDUCE POISONING FROM PESTICIDES (update of PNW 591)

$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