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.
COUNTRY FIELDS WILL BE CLOSED FROM MONDAY SEPTEMBER 29/14 UNTIL TUESDAY OCTOBER 14.14, INCLUSIVE, AS GEORGE WILL BE GOING INTO HOSPITAL FOR SURGERY. WE HOPE TO RE-OPEN COMMENCING WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 15/14, HOURS FROM 11 -5 P.M. PLEASE KEEP CHECKING THE COUNTRY FIELDS WEBSITE OR THE NBBA WEB SITE FOR UPDATED INFO, AS WELL, WE HOPE TO HAVE ANY CHANGES ON OUR VOICE MAIL MESSAGE IF YOU PHONE 1-506-387-6804.
THANK YOU FOR YOUR UNDERSTANDING, AND WE REGRET ANY INCONVENIENCE TO OUR CUSTOMERS DURING THIS CLOSURE.
THANKS VERY MUCH,
GEORGE AND RUTH WHEATLEY
COUNTRY FIELDS BEEKEEPING
Great weather, good friends and a wonderful presenter, Andony Melathopoulos!
Enjoy these pictures taken at the field day event.
If you have honeybees, you are required to register your bees (Apiary Inspection Act, Section 3.1) by May 31st of each year.
Bees that you acquire after May 31st must be registered within 10 days.
Here is the link to the New Brunswick “Beekeeper Registration” form.
Beekeeper Registration Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries Website
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:
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 :
The costs for this pollen substitute recipe are approximates.
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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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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