SOUTHEAST N.B. BEEKEEPERS’
SATURDAY, APRIL 20TH, 2013
15 FOUNDRY STREET, MONCTON
LOTUS CO-OPERATIVE MARKET PLACE
* 9:30 a.m. Coffee and Registration. Membership $10.
* 10:00 a.m. Call to order and approval of Agenda
o Minutes of Annual Meeting April 27, 2012
o Business Arising from Minutes
o Financial Report
o President’s Report – Program for 2013
o CHC – “National Bee Farm-Level Biosecurity Standard
“– Paul Vautour
* 11:00 a.m ‘Use and Benefit of Pollen’, power point presentation by Les
Eccles, Program Lead
Ontario Tech Transfer Team – Presented by Fletcher & Mary Colpitts.
* 10:30 a.m. New Business
* 11:45 a.m. Election of Executive
* 12:00 Adjournment & Lunch
SOUTHEAST N.B. BEEKEEPERS’
ANNUAL MEETING A.M. AND MARITIME BEEKEEPERS’ MEETING P.M.
SATURDAY, APRIL 20, 2013
Meeting will be held at the Lotus Co-operative Market Place, 15 Foundry
Street, Moncton, N.B. Foundry is off Main Street, just before the old
overpass. It is in back of the old coop. Foundry runs adjacent to
Southeast N.B. Beekeepers’ Meeting will begin at 10:00 a.m. Registration
and coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. Membership is $10 and hope you will all
join so that we can have a few events this summer.
We will break for an hour at lunch time, you can bring your lunch, eat out
or order pizza in if you like. I would appreciate if you could indicate if
you plan to attend so I can have coffee and beverages available.
Maritime Beekeepers Meeting will begin at 1 p.m.
Agendas will follow early week!
Hope you are all enjoying our nice white spring day!
NOVA SCOTIA BEEKEEPERS’
Debert Hospitality Center, March 9,
Pre-Registration: To ensure that
everyone gets a meal, please pre-register by March 7
Please contact Brad McCallum,
902-893-7455 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Saturday March 9
$20.00 (children under 12 free)
Approval of Agenda
Minutes of 2012 AGM - Rachel de Condé
Business Arising From the Minutes -
Rachel de Condé
Financial Report - Barb McLaughlin
2013 Budget - Barb McLaughlin
NSDA, CAPA Report - Joanne Moran
CHC Report - Paul Vautour
Report - Dave Shutler
10:30am Refreshment Break
11:00am Guest Speaker
Noon Lunch Break
Program and New NSAC Beekeeping Course - Joanne Moran
Website - Phil Milner
Cape Breton Organic Beekeepers’ Coop -
2:00pm Guest Speaker
- Ross Conrad
New Business –
Election of Officers
Other New Business
Send nominations (Vice President,
and resolutions for consideration to
5055 # 357 Hwy
Meaghers Grant, Elderbank
Nova Scotia Beekeepers’ Association
Annual General Meeting
March 9, 2013, 9am-3:30pm
Debert Hospitality Centre
20$ Admission (includes lunch and
Guest Speaker: Ross Conrad
Ross Conrad learned his craft from
world-renowned beekeeper and apitherapist, Charles Mraz, and
Charlie's son Bill. Conrad is a former
president of the Vermont Beekeeper's Association, a regular
contributor to Bee Culture magazine,
and author of
Natural Beekeeping: Organic Approaches
Apiculture, 2nd Edition.
Ross regularly leads bee related presentations and organic beekeeping
throughout North America. His small,
human-scale beekeeping business Dancing Bee Gardens, sells honey
and candles among other bee related
products directly to friends, neighbors, and the local community.
Natural Beekeeping, Revised and
Organic Approaches to Modern Apiculture
Foreward by Gary Nabhan
is a wonderful book, beautifully
written and illustrated, about how one can have healthy
hives of bees without using synthetic
pesticides, antibiotics, or artificial diets. Ross Conrad explains in
detail that the key ingredients of
organic beekeeping are disease-resistant stock, favorable apiary sites,
good colony management, plus a
reverence and respect for the bees."—Thomas
University; author of
The Wisdom of the Hive
Best practices for keeping honeybees
healthy and productive with strategies for controlling mites,
selective breeding for resistant bees,
and more—now in full color with updated information.
Today's beekeepers face unprecedented
challenges, a fact that is now front-page news with the spread of
"colony collapse disorder." Newly
introduced pests like varroa and tracheal mites have made chemical
treatment of hives standard practice,
but pest resistance is building, which in turn creates demand for new
and even more toxic chemicals. In fact,
there is evidence that chemical treatments are making matters
Ross Conrad brings together the best
"do no harm" strategies for keeping honeybees healthy and
productive with nontoxic methods of
controlling mites; eliminating American foulbrood disease without
the use of antibiotics; selective
breeding for naturally resistant bees; and many other detailed
techniques, which are covered in a
thoughtful, matter-of-fact way.
Whether you are a novice looking to get
started with bees, an experienced apiculturist looking for ideas to
develop an integrated pest-management
approach, or someone who wants to sell honey at a premium
price, this is the book you've been
NEW BRUNWICK BEEKEEPER’S ASSOCIATION
ANNUAL MEETING, FEBRUARY 16, 2013
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES
2515 MOUNTAIN ROAD, MONCTON, N.B.
9:30 A.M. - CALL TO ORDER
APPROVAL OF AGENDA
MINUTES OF ANNUAL MEETING FEBRUARY 4, 2012
BUSINESS ARISING FROM MINUTES
10:00A.M - FINANCIAL REPORTS – A. VAUTOUR, SECRETARY/TREASURER
10:30 A.M. - PRESIDENT’S REPORT – BOYD HICKS
PROVINCIAL APIARIST REPORT – CHRIS MAUND
CHIEF APIARY INSPECTOR’S REPORT/ CAPA REPORT SYMPOSIUM QUEBEC 2012 –
CHC MARITIME DELEGATE REPORT – PAUL VAUTOUR
11:00 A.M - REGIONAL REPORTS – S.E.N.B., CBA, NORTHERN
12:00 P.M – 1:00 P.M. – LUNCH BREAK – CASINO – ACROSS STREET
1:00 P.M. – GUEST SPEAKER, DOUG MCRORY – “BEEKEEPING DOUG’S WAY”
ELECTION OF NBBA BOARD OF DIRECTORS
4 P.M. ADJOURNMENT
PRESIDENT, BOYD HICKS AND THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS CORDIALLY INVITE YOU
TO ATTEND OUR “POLLINATION SEMINAR”,
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH
AND OUR ANNUAL MEETING, SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 16TH.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS
HOTEL & SUITES,
2515 MOUNTAIN ROAD,
Friday, February 15th,
translation will be provided.
Renowned to the Beekeeping Industry,
recently retired Ontario Provincial Apiarist, Provincial Representative
CHC, Apiculturist, Operating his own beekeeping operation.
PRESENTATION: “ PREPARATION AND
CARE OF HONEY BEES USED IN POLLINATION”
BOARD OF DIRECTOR’S MEETING AND DINNER
FEBRUARY 16, 2013
NBBA ANNUAL MEETING
REGISTRATION AND COFFEE
NON MEMBERS $20 - SPOUSES N/C
GUEST SPEAKER: DOUG MCRORY
– “BEEKEEPING DOUG’S WAY”
***We will be lunching across the street at the Casino, there is a buffet
and pub, your choice!
NEW BRUNSWICK BEEKEEPER’S ASSOCIATION
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 15TH,
2013, 1 P.M.-4 P.M.
HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS HOTEL & SUITES
2515 MOUNTAIN ROAD
to understand the solutions and better approaches for beekeepers
and producers. All New Brunswick beekeepers and growers are welcome to
GUEST SPEAKER Doug McRory, renowned to the beekeeping
industry, recently retired Ontario Provincial Apiarist, provincial
representative CHC, Apiculturist, operating his own beekeeping operation.
PANEL DISCUSSION Open discussion with a selected panel of beekeepers
ATTENDANCE; If you plan to attend, could you please advise
A. Vautour ,
email@example.com or (506)
Field Day to be held SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23RD
The change in date is due to weather. Hopefully on Sunday the
temperature will be warm and we can work the bees.
Hope to see you all there rain or shine, same time, same station. Bring
your chair, snacks etc. and whatever we will have a good day.
SEPTEMBER FIELD DAY, SATURDAY, 22ND
I WANT TO INVITE YOU TO A BEEKEEPING GATHERING AT OUR PLACE IN ST.
PHILIPPE ON SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND FOR A AFTERNOON WITH THE BEES AND THE
KNOWLEDGEABLE BEEKEEPERS IN THE AREA.
ONCE AGAIN, IF ANYONE WANTS TO BAKE OR BRING SOME GOODIES WE WOULD ALL
APPRECIATE AND ENJOY THEM AS WE HAVE DONE ON OTHER OCCASIONS.
OUR SESSION WILL BEGIN AT 1 P.M. AND IF ANYONE WANTS TO DISCUSS EQUIPMENT
AND HIVE ASSEMBLY WITH PAUL PRIOR TO THAT YOU COULD COME AT 12 P.M. IF YOU
PLAN TO COME AT THIS TIME, PROBABLY BRING A SNACK WITH YOU. BEVERAGES WILL
OUR ADDRESS IS 488 CAPE BRETON ROAD, ST. PHILLIPPE, N.B. POSTAL CODE: E1H
HOPEFULLY THE DAY WILL BE LIKE THESE LAST FEW WE HAVE HAD!
TOPICS TO BE COVERED WILL BE:
FALL AND WINTER MANAGEMENT
TREATMENTS AND FEEDING
COMBINING A STRONG AND WEAK HIVE
HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL HERE
BEEKEEPING FIELD DAY,
SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 22ND
ST. PHILLIPPE, N.B.
CHEZ PAUL AND ANN VAUTOUR’S
488 CAPE BRETON ROAD
ST. PHILLIPPE, N.B.
EQUIPMENT AND HIVE ASSEMBLY (12 p.m.)
FALL AND WINTER MANAGEMENT
TREATMENTS AND FEEDING
COMBINING A STRONG AND WEAK HIVE
FREE FOR SOUTHEAST N.B. BEEKEEPER MEMBERS.
NON MEMBERS $10.00
SHARE YOUR KNOWLEDGE, PHOTOS AND BEEKEEPING STORIES. HOPE TO SEE YOU ALL
Maritime Bee Tour
August 10-11, 2012
The Prince Edward Island Beekeepers’ Association would
like to invite everyone
to attend the annual Maritime Bee Tour. This exciting
event will be held in
beautiful Prince Edward Island. Activities will be
headquartered in Cornwall, PEI
for the reception, banquet, silent auction and
accommodations. From there, a tour
bus will travel towards eastern PEI to Morell and St.
Peters’ Bay area.
Educational ‘stations’ will provide the formal learning
component of the event in
addition to two exciting speakers. The tour will also
stop at a mussel plant and
the beautiful Greenwich National Park.
For more information and to download the registration
Southeast N.B. Beekeepers' Association will be holding their Annual
Meeting, Friday, April 27th at 6:30 p.m. at the Holiday Inn Express
Hotel Suites, 2515 Mountain Road, Moncton, N.B., Exit 450, across from the
Please click here to download the agenda.
Hope to see you all there and have a safe journey! Nice prizes and a
time to see how we all fared thru the winter.
President, Southeast N.B. Beekeepers' Assoc.
NBBA Annual Meeting Agenda and Attachments
attached the Agenda for the annual meeting in Sussex on Saturday,
If you could advise me if you will be attending the meeting so that I can
advise the Restaurant regarding meal numbers. I have
suggested menu ideas but you can also order from the menu if you
wish to make another choice. Just trying to make it simplier for the Inn
attached is the Membership Application and if you could bring this
to the meeting with you, filled out, I would appreciate.
Have a safe journey and hope to see you all in Sussex.
|Hello everyone and Happy New Year!!
Hope you all have great health and a prosperous year with the bees!
A quick reminder that our NBBA Annual Meeting will be held in Sussex, N.B.
on Saturday, February 4th in Sussex at the All Seasons Inn & Restaurant.
As I put together the program, I will advise and will have posted on the
Our guest speaker will be Grant Hicks from McLennen, Alberta who runs 6500
colonies with his two sons. He will be giving us an overview of his
I will be in touch within the next two weeks to establish how many will be
attending so that I can get meal numbers etc. Once the agenda is in place,
I will also post that.
Just to remind you that membership dues need to be renewed and you can do
this at the annual meeting or by mail to me. I will also post this on the
website with the membership fees etc.
Secretary Treasuer NBBA
MARITIME BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Please be advised that our Maritime Annual Meeting will be held in
MONCTON on Friday, November 25th at 1 P.M. at the NB Agriculture Board
room, next to the COLISEUM, KILLAM DRIVE.
Click here if you would like to download the meeting's agenda.
Hope to see you all there and have a safe trip.
If you are presenting a report on behalf of your province, please bring a
written report. Please!!
P.S. Also, the Christmas craft sale is on at the coliseum if your
spouses or other are coming with you.
2011 Maritime Bee Tour Participant Information
The Nova Scotia Beekeepers’ Association invites you to attend the 2011
Tour which will be hosted in the Truro area from July 22 to 23, 2011.
Cost to register
is $65 and will include all receptions, meals and tours; participants will
responsible for their own accommodations.
A block of 20 rooms has been reserved at NSAC’s Fraser Hall; single rooms
available for $37.32 (inc. HST) and double rooms for $49.00. To reserve a
room at the
NSAC, please call Caitlyn Dixon at 902-893-4122. Deadline for booking is
July 9, 2011
and can be paid for with cash, debit or credit card upon arrival.
A block of rooms has been reserved at the Best Western Glengarry (Willow
Truro) at a reduced rate of $116. To receive the tour rate, these rooms
booked by July 2, 2011by calling 1-800-567-4276; a credit card will be
and you must state you are with the “Maritime Beekeepers.”
Fresh Mixed Mesculin Salad with Garden Herb Vinaigette
Chicken Cordon Bleu stuffed with Black
Forrest Ham and Cheese served on a Bed
of White Wine Mushroom Sauce with wild
rice and Steamed Fresh Broccoli. Served
with Fresh Baked White and Whole Wheat
Dinner Rolls and Butter.
Top Sirloin Atlantic Roast Beef with Jost
Red wine au Jus served with Garlic
Roasted Potatoes, Sour Cream and Fresh
Vegetable Medley. Served with Fresh
Baked White and Whole Wheat Dinner
Rolls and Butter.
New York Style Cheesecake with Oxford Blueberry Topping with Whipped Cream.
Freshly Brewed Columbian Coffee and Orange Pekoe Tea
**When registering, please make sure to indicate your meal choice. If you
special dietary requirements, please let us know in advance so we can make
2011 Maritime Bee Tour Agenda
Friday July 22, 2011
6:30 pm Registration at Jenkins Hall, NSAC
7:00 pm Guest Speaker Dr. Christ Cutler “Blueberry research and
implications for honeybees”
Guest Speaker Dr. Ernesto Guzman “An update on current research
8:00 pm Participant Reception with finger food and cash bar
Saturday July 23, 2011
6:30 to 8:30 am Buffet Breakfast at Jenkins Hall, NSAC
8:30 am Bus will depart for the Maitland area to visit points of interest
· Lawrence House Museum
· River View Herb Farm
12:30 pm Lunch at Paul and Lori Kittilsen’s in Debert
1:30 pm Tour of the Kittilsen’s cranberry bog and beekeeping facilities
2:00 pm Optional tour of the Masstown Market for those not who are not bee
3:30 pm Buss will depart for return to NSAC
5:00 pm Pre-banquet social at Jenkins Hall, NSAC
6:00 to 7:30 pm Banquet at Jenkins Hall
7:30 to 9:30 pm Presentation by Dr. Ernesto Guzman “Stemming honeybee loss”
For more information or to register for the 2011 Maritime Bee Tour, please
Shelly MacKenzie at the Agri-Commodity Management Association 902-893-7455
Download NSBA MBA Registration Form Here:
Map of Truro: www.trurons.com/truromap
Map of NSAC: www.nsac.ca/nsac-map/map_large.asp
SENBA FIELD DAY
SATURDAY, JUNE 18TH
SALISBURY BAPTIST CHURCH
3128 MAIN STREET, SALISBURY, N.B.
9:30 A.M. REGISTRATION AND COFFEE - $10 NON MEMBERS
10:00 A.M. EQUIPMENT & HIVE ASSEMBLY– GEORGE WHEATLEY
10:30 A.M. LIGHTING A SMOKER / USE OF THE HIVE TOOL & DIFFERENT TOOLS
11:00 A.M. INSTALLATION OF PACKAGE BEES/SWARM CATCHING AND INSTALLATION –
11:30 A.M. STARTING WITH A NUCLEUS – HOW TO KEEP YOUR HIVE AT PEAK
STRENGTH AND YET KEEP IT FROM SWARMING – WHEN TO ADD THE SECOND SUPER –
12:00 A.M. LUNCH AND DEPARTURE FOR GEORGE AND RUTH’S APIARY AT 1848
RTE.112, UPPER COVERDALE, N.B.
1:00 P.M. HANDS ON FOR NEW BEEKEEPERS UNDER THE MENTORSHIP OF EXPERIENCED
MAKING EFFECTIVE SPLITS
RAISING QUEENS WITH A JENTER KIT- PAUL VAUTOUR
DISEASES AND PESTS OF THE HONEY BEE – FLETCHER, CHIEF APIARY INSPECTOR AND
MARY COLPITTS – BOOTH AND HAND OUTS
4:00 P.M. DEPARTURE FOR HOME – HAVE A SAFE JOURNEY AND HOPE YOU ENJOYED
YOUR DAY!! **** ANYONE WHO WISHES TO MAKE STORE PURCHASES, PLEASE ADVISE
RUTH OR GEORGE PRIOR TO THE FIELD DAY AND THESE PURCHASES MAY BE MADE WHEN
FIELD DAY HAS ENDED.
New Brunswick Beekeeper's Association
will be holding a
Field day, Saturday, June 18th.
Registration and coffee will be at 9:30 a.m. at the Salisbury Baptist
Church, Main Street, Salisbury, N.B.
All beekeeper's, are welcome and we will have a very interesting and fun
program for the day. This day will mainly be directed to helping new
beekeepers or those who have been in beekeeping a short time. We will also
have events for the more seasoned beekeepers. Everyone is welcome to
have invited two beekeepers from Nova Scotia, Tony Phillipps and Jerry
Draheim to share their beekeeping knowledge with us and our Chief Apiary
Inspector, Fletcher Colpitts and Mary Colpitts will also be there to
answer any bee health questions you may have. We will have a indoor
session early morning at the church and then we will move to George and
Ruth Wheatley's apiary where hives will be opened and analyzed. The
ability to open a hive with experienced beekeepers is such a valuable
opportunity to learn.
Please bring your lunch with you! Beverages and sweets will be supplied.
If you don't want to bring lunch, there is a
Pizza place close to the church in Salisbury. Please bring your lawn
chairs, bee jackets etc. There will be a $10 registration fee for non
you think you want to become a beekeeper, come out and enjoy the
experience. If you wish additional information, email me or phone me at
SOUTHEAST NEW BRUNSWICK BEEKEEPER'S MEETING, FRIDAY,
Attached below is the agenda for Friday, April 29th and the meeting will
be held at the N.B. Agriculture office, upstairs, building next to the
coliseum on Killam Drive.
Due to the crappy weather and the chance that the following Saturday will
be a nice day, have decided to hold the meeting on Friday evening and hope
this is more convenient for beekeepers.
This meeting is open to all new beekeepers, and those who are, or have
intentions to become beekeepers. Attendance will give us an idea of what
we require for field days etc. There are new programs in the works at
present and a tentative field day for possibly June.
Hope to see you all at the meeting and if you are travelling, have a safe
journey and hopefully by next week the weather will be great, hey, it's
only the end of April!
Now that you have the snow shoveled, happy beekeeping this weekend and
"HAPPY EASTER" TO ALL!!
SOUTHEAST N.B. BEEKEEPER’S ANNUAL MEETING
FRIDAY, APRIL 29TH 7:00 P.M.
N.B. AGRICULTURE OFFICE, KILLAM DRIVE
REFRESHMENTS AND REGISTRATION – MEMBERSHIP $10
WELCOME & CALL TO ORDER
MINUTES OF LAST MEETING
7:30 P.M. CHIEF INSPECTOR, FLETCHER
COLPITTS – “BEE HEALTH & SPRING MANAGEMENT”
8:00 P.M. OPEN DISCUSSION – BEEKEEPING
QUESTIONS, TIPS & TRIVIA
8:30 P.M. ELECTION OF OFFICERS
8:45 P.M. PRIZE DRAW
9:00 P.M. ADJOURNMENT
NBBA Annual Meeting Update
Dr. Chris Cutler,
Assistant Professor, Dept. of Environmental Sciences, Nova Scotia
Agricultural College will be our guest speaker this weekend, March 12th at
our annual meeting.
NBBA Annual Meeting, March 12th.(Saturday), 2011
Due to the fact that the NS AGM meeting will be held this weekend we have
decided to hold the NBBA Annual meeting on Saturday, March 12th at the
Coffee will be on at 9:30 a.m.and meeting will start at 10:00 a.m.
Annual meeting will be held in Moncton at the NBCC, Mountain Road, March
The Agenda for the meeting can be downloaded
here. If you are unable to attend the meeting please download the
membership registration form
here and we would appreciate having you join our association. If
you cannot attend, just send your membership in the mail and hope to see
you at our next meeting.
Have a safe journey!
Ann Vautour for NBBA
NOVA SCOTIA BEEKEEPERS’
ASSOCIATION 53rd ANNUAL MEETING
March 4-5, 2011
Friday March 4 (Commercial session, all welcome)
1:30 pm Registration $20.00 (Children under 12 free)
2:30 Opening Remarks Roger Morash
2:35 Minister of Agriculture Hon. John MacDonell
3:00 Refreshment Break
3:15 Treatments and Delivery Methods Alison Van Alten
Alison will discuss Thymol and Formic Acid treatments
for Varroa and
Trachael Mite management as well as fumagillan mixing
4:15 From 5 to 504: The Starvation Years (Going Commercial) Paul
Speaking from experience, Paul will provide information
and make suggestions
on how to modify your management methods to make the
jump from small
beekeeper to large commercial beekeeper
5:00 Meal Break
6:15 Dutchman’s Gold - "Then and Now" John Van Alten
6:45 Maritime Beekeepers Association Meeting
7:30 Cash Bar in the Lounge
Saturday March 5
8:30 am Registration $20.00 (Children under 12 free)
9:00 Opening Remarks Roger Morash
Approval of Agenda Roger Morash
Presidents Report Roger Morash
Business Report - Minutes of 2010 AGM Joanne Moran
- Business Arising From the Minutes Joanne Moran
- Financial Report Barb McLaughlin
-2011 Budget Barb McLaughlin
CAPA Report Joanne Moran
9:45 Research (Current and Proposed) Dr. Chris Cutler, Megan
10:15 Refreshment Break
10:30 New Business - Resolutions
- Election of Officers
11:30 WBPANS Update Jeff Orr
Noon Lunch Break
1:00pm Queen Rearing with Tuckamore Bee Company Alison Van Alten
Alison will speak about her queen rearing operation and
making basic selections for
breeding stock as well as touch on her experience
working in the queen industry in
California with Marla Spivak
2:00 Proposed Maritime Tech Transfer Team Joanne Moran
2:15 Panel Discussion
NBBA SUMMER SEMINAR AND TOUR
“BEE SAVVY” IN
FRIDAY, JULY 23RD
SATURDAY, JULY 24TH, 2010
FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2010
ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CENTER, 368 FOREST HILL ROAD,
Hospitality Suite -
AND GREET RECEPTION –
FINGER FOOD AND CASH BAR
GUEST SPEAKER – “WHY BEES” -
Guest Speaker – “Honey Bee Diseases and their economic impacts on
beekeepers and growers”–
Amanda Lenhardt, UBC
SATURDAY 24TH JULY 2010
LIVE, “THE CLASSROOM”
WITH JERRY HAYES
Farm, Keswick – Host, David Coburn
“IN THE APIARY”
the Hive, marking the queen, making wax foundation and other
demonstrations by the pros. For the adventurous , there is a beautiful
buses and return to STU
Social with Cash Bar
–“STATUS OF BEEKEEPING” – THE CHALLENGES OF HONEY BEES AND THEIR
KEEPERS IN MAINTAINING A HEALTHY HONEY BEE/APICULTURE INDUSTRY” -
HAYES, CHIEF Apiarist, DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE AND CONSUMER SERVICES,
FLORIDA. HAS COMPILED THE
FOR THE PAST 25 YEARS.
GOLF/Touring - If you wish to golf, conctact
Ann Vautour at (506)388-5127 or email at
Many beautiful tourist places to visit while you are in the area,
information will be available at registration for these sites.
Deadline for registrations is
July 2,2010. Come and enjoy!! Lots of prizes, education, and fun! Hope to
see you all there and have a “Safe Journey”.
Reservations for Conference Centre can be made through the registration desk
by phoning (506) 460-0328 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Indicate that you are attending the NBBA Conference.
|"Fellow Beekeeper and
friend, Passed Away"
Lloyd Bates, Upper Coverdale, passed away on April 23, 2010 at the age of
Lloyd returned to his native New Brunswick in 1972 and a short time later
established a beekeeping supply business. He operated it until retirement
in 1995, and at that time it was sold to George and Ruth Wheatley, who
continue to operate it today. Lloyd kept a few bees, and like many older
beekeepers around the area, he had George Colpitts for a friend and
mentor. For many years they were frequent attendees of the Maritime Bee
Tour and other local bee events.
On behalf of the beekeepers of Southeast New Brunswick our sincere
sympathy is extended to Ruth and George Wheatley.
President, Southeast N.B. Beekeeper's Association
NBBA SUMMER SEMINAR AND TOUR
FRIDAY, JULY 23 AND SATURDAY, JULY 24TH
REGISTRATION DEADLINE JULY 2, 2010
Download the: REGISTRATION FORM
PLACE: ST. THOMAS UNIVERSITY CONFERENCE CENTRE
368 FOREST HILL ROAD
FREDERICTON, NEW BRUNSWICK
ROOMS: RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE THROUGH THE REGISTRATION
DESK BY PHONING (506) 460-0328 OR EMAIL: email@example.com
GUEST SPEAKERS: Jerry Hayes, Chief of the Apiary Section for the
Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Florida. Has compiled the
“Classroom” in the American Bee Journal for the past 25 years.
Dwayne Mitchell, Apiculture Specialist, Ministry of Agriculture, Grenada.
Currently working in Fredericton, N.B.
ANNUAL MEETING SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 20TH, FREDERICTON
Hope to see you all at our Annual Meeting in Fredericton on Saturday,
February 20th. Coffee will be available at 9:30 a.m. and meeting will
commence at 10:00 a.m. Pizza will be served at Lunch time at a cost of
$7.00 per person.
Guest speaker is Blake Shook from Texas. Please
click here to download his bio.
Meeting will be held in the Charlotte Room at the DAA office, 850 Lincoln
Road, Fredericton. Please follow the links to download
to the DAA office and the
agenda for the meeting.
Hope to see you all there and that you will have a safe journey.
NBBA Annual Meeting
The New Brunswick Beekeepers Association annual meeting will take place in
Fredericton at the Department of Agriculture and Aquaculture in the
Charlotte Room on Saturday, February 20, 2010 at 10:00am. Snow storm date
is February 27 - same time and place. All beekeepers are welcome whether
they are members or not. Remember that a new dues structure was voted on
and passed at the last annual meeting to take effect in 2010.
Maritime Beekeepers Annual Meeting, Saturday, November
MEETING , DAA Office, next to the Moncton Colisseum. Coffee will be
served at 9:30 a.m. and meeting will commence at 10:00 a.m.
Pizza will be brought in for lunch, if you prefer to bring your own lunch
this is fine.
For those of you interested, Xmas craft show is on and the Santa Claus
Parade is Saturday evening! Hope to see you all at the meeting!
Weather forecast looks good so hope you have a safe journey!
BEEKEEPERS’ ASSOCIATION ANNUAL MEETING
Call to Order
Approval of Agenda
Minutes Annual Meeting November 2008
Business Arising from Minutes
Appointment of Nominating Committee – Officers shall be elected from
and by the Directors of the Association and shall consist of a President,
Vice President, 2nd Vice-President and Secretary/Treasurer.
Canadian Honey Council Delegate Report – Tom Trueman
Guest Speaker – Cathy Morris, Regional Pesticide Officer for New
Brunswick, Pest Management Regulatory Agency of Health Canada. “Regulation
of Pesticides for Bees”.
12:15 Lunch Break
Provincial Association Reports
Maritime Bee Tour 2010 – Fredericton, N.B.
Election of Canadian Honey Council Delegate
Nominating Committee Report
SOUTHEAST N.B. BEEKEEPER'S MEETING OCTOBER 17TH
SENBA will be holding their fall meeting in SUSSEX at the N.B. Dept of
Building just off Main Street, Saturday, October 17th.
Coffee will be on at 10:00 a.m. and meeting will commence at 10:30 a.m.
Pizza will be brought in for lunch at a cost of $7.00 per person. Soft
drinks will also be supplied.
John Russell, Environmental Farm Plan coordinator with the Agricultural
Alliance of N.B. has offered to do a workshop for us in the afternoon if
anyone is interested. Please contact John at (506) 381-2887 or email john@fermeNBfarm.ca.
The object of the Environmental Farm Plan is" to help producers develop a
practical plan for operating their farm in a way that is environmentally
responsible, socially acceptable and economically viable." John will supply
you with a guide prior to the workshop.
Hope to see you all there on Saturday the 17th.
Harsh winter weather blamed for alarming drop in local
The Amherst Daily News
"It has been a rough couple of years. I probably lost about 40 per cent of
my colonies over the winter," said the Roslin farmer and beekeeper. "It's a
combination of things, but it's mostly weather."
To read the whole article please use the link below:
SENBA Meeting Notice June 12th and June 13th
Photo by Richard Duplain
SOUTHEAST NEW BRUNSWICK
SEMI- ANNUAL MEETING
WORKSHOP/FIELD DAY, FRIDAY,
JUNE 12TH AND SATURDAY, June 13TH
BY BLEUETS NB BLUEBERRIES
FRIDAY, JUNE 12Th
2:00 P.M.- 4 P.M.
RUTH AND GEORGE WHEATLEY’S APIARY, 1848, RTE. 112, UPPER
OF AN OPPORTUNITY”
– HIVE SAVVY BY LOCAL BEEKEEPERS TO STUDENTS INTERESTED IN BEEKEEPING AS A
BY DOING’” – AMY
TIZZARD, OXFORD, N.S.
P.M. SEMI ANNUAL MEETING - DEPT. OF
AGRICULTURE/AQUACULTURE BOARD ROOM,
MONCTON COLISSEUM –
DAA AND BLUEBERRY
REPRESENTATIVES WILL BE PRESENT AT THIS MEETING.
$20.00/BEEKEEPER, SPOUSES $10.00
A.M.. COFFEE AND REGISTRATION-,
SALISBURY BAPTIST CHURCH, 3128
MAIN STREET SALISBURY, N.B.
AGRISTABILITY PROGRAM – PHIL PARLEE, DAA
RESEARCH UPDATE – GEOFF WILLIAMS
FUMIGATION OF EQUIPMENT WITH
ACETIC ACID – FLETCHER COLPITTS
P.M. LUNCH BREAK - PIZZA
FIELD WORK – QUEEN
SPLITS – SOUTHEAST BEEKEEPERS
Maritime Bee Tour Announcement 2009 (PEI)
The PEI Beekeepers' Association and the PEI Department of Agriculture are
pleased to announce that the annual Maritime Bee Tour will be held in
beautiful Prince Edward Island this summer, July 17 & 18. We have a great
line-up of speakers and interesting tours planned. We hope that you will
Please use the links below for details of the tour and
registration process. The documents are in .pdf format. You would need a
Adobe Reader to view them. To Get a FREE Copy of Acrobat Reader, connect to:
Maritime Bee Tour 2009.pdf and
Registration Form 2.pdf
PLEASE BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS ASAP AND NO LATER THAN
June 10TH. This is the deadline for our official venue. PEI is a busy
place in the summer, and it will be difficult to reserve your room if you
don't book now!
Looking forward to seeing you all in July!
FELLOW BEEKEEPER DIES
George Colpitts passed away on April 27th at the Moncton Hospital.
George turned 100 years in February , 2009
He will always be remembered for his contributions to the New Brunswick bee
|Here is information on the NSBA AGM. You can download the
NOVA SCOTIA BEEKEEPERS’
ASSOCIATION 51ST ANNUAL MEETING
Centre, Debert, NS March 6-7, 2009
Wondering what to do on these cold winter days? Make plans to attend the
51st Annual General Meeting of the Nova Scotia Beekeepers' Association.
This year the NSBA will hold their AGM Friday March 6th and Saturday March
7th. An agenda is attached for your information. The cost to attend is
only $ 20.00 .
The guest speaker will be Dr. Medhat Nasr, Provincial Apiculturist with the
province of Alberta. Medhat has extensive experience in apiculture both as
a researcher and as a provincial apiculturist. Medhat will speak on Hive
Health, Varroa Control, Nosema research and will be available to answer
questions put forth from the group.
The NSBA AGM is an opportunity to find out what is happening in beekeeping
in Nova Scotia, Canada and afar. It is also an opportunity to meet fellow
beekeepers and exchange ideas and share experiences.
The Nova Scotia Beekeepers' Asociation meeting will be held at the Debert
Hospitality Centre. Accommodation is available at the Hospitality Centre
with a March special of $ 60.00 per person/per night HST extra (shared
accommodation). The $ 60.00 charge includes Friday supper, Saturday
breakfast and Saturday lunch.
You can reserve a room by either:
a) calling 902-662-4074
b) e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org
c) visit the Debert Hospitality Centre website at www.debertcentre.ca
The Debert Hospitality Centre brings in their food for the various meals and
therefore needs to know how many people will be eating over the March 6-7
weekend. If you are planning to attend the meeting and not stay at the
Centre but would like to join the group for dinner on Friday night or have
lunch on the Saturday then you will need to call 902-662-4074 to let them
know that you plan to eat at the facilities. Cost for meals - Breakfast $
9.00, Lunch $ 10.00, Supper $ 12.00.
So please plan on attending the meeting and make sure you call to reserve
whatever meals you would like or accommodation you need.
PEI Beekeepers’ Co-Operative
Annual General Meeting—Tuesday, February 24, 2009
Atlantic Veterinary College Lecture Theatre ‘A’
Registration / Refreshments @ 6:30 pm
Call To Order @ 7:00 pm
1) Approval of 2009 Agenda
2) Minutes of Jan 13/09 Meeting (David MacNearney)
3) Business Arising from the Minutes:
-Reestablishment of the PEI Beekeepers' Co-op Association
-Appointment of Chairperson for Maritime Bee Tour
-Assets of PEIBCA
-President's Report (John Burhoe)
-Treasurer's Report (vote to waive the audit 2/3's majority) (John Burhoe)
-Provincial Apiarist's Report (Chris Jordan)
-Canadian Honey Council Report (Tom Trueman)
-Maritime Bee Tour Update (Roxanne Bentley)
5) New Business:
-Compulsory Registration for Beekeepers (Amendment to Regulations)
-Bee Inspector Status
-Queen Cell Importation Program
-Amendment to PEI Beekeepers' Co-op Number of Officers
6) Election of Officers
Those members who have paid dues for the previous AGM 2007 will not be
required to pay for this year's
registration due to the inactivity of the Association for the past 2 years.
When the amount of yearly dues
has been decided, those new members and other beekeepers who wish to join
the PEIBCA can
make their payments at that time.
Maugerville Bee Store
will be closed from Feb 16 to Feb 23
Agristability Information Sessions
Next information session will be: Bathurst March 2, 2009 - N.B. DAA 7 p.m.
Tracadie-Sheila (French Session) March 3, 2009 - Auberge Centre-Ville 7 p.m.
Moncton, March 3, 2009 Holiday Inn Express 7 p.m.
Bouctouche (French session) N.B.DAA - 7 p.m.
Brunswick Beekeepers Association
Annual Meeting, February 7, 2009
Moncton Lions Community Centre
473 St. George Street, Moncton, N.B.
1. Call to order
2. Approval of Agenda
3. Minutes of Last Annual Meeting 2008
4. Business Arising from Minutes
5. Financial Reports
6. Introduction of Guest Speaker – Georges Martin, University of Montreal,
CRSAD, Deschambault, Quebec
7. Provincial Apiarist Report – Chris Maund
8. Chief Inspector Report – Fletcher Colpitts
9. Regional Reports
10. CHC Maritime Delegate Report – Tom Trueman
12. New Business
14. Election of Directors
Notes: Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and meeting will begin at 10:00
a.m. Pizza will be served at 12:00 noon at a cost of $7.00 per person. A
Board of Directors meeting will follow the Annual Meeting.
Georges Martin to Speak at NBBA
Georges Martin, University of Montreal, has been
confirmed as guest speaker for the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association (NBBA)
annual general meeting in Moncton on 7th February 2009. His topic will be
the Influence of Feeding Protein Supplement on the development of
Honey Bee Colonies and Integrated Pest Management.
For more information about the NBBA meeting,
please contact Ann Vautour at
NBBA Annual Meeting will be held on Saturday, February 7th in Moncton,
New Brunswick at the Moncton Lions Community Centre, Room B, upstairs. The
address is 473 St. George Street, Moncton, New Brunswick.
If you wish to submit a resolution for the meeting, please send a
written resolution to Ralph Lockhart, Secretary. His e-mail address is
Coffee will be served at 9:30 am. and we will order pizza in for lunch.
If you wish to bring your own lunch you may do that but suggest sandwiches
or such as there is no kitchen facility available. Please advise Ann
Vautour at email@example.com if you will be attending so
arrangements can be made for food in advance.
Storm date will be Saturday, February 21st.
NEW BRUNSWICK BEEKEEPERS ASSOCIATION
NOTICE OF MOTION
ANNUAL MEETING 2009
WHEREAS the New Brunswick Beekeepers Association is currently unable to
meet its financial obligation as a member of the Canadian Honey Council in a
BE IT RESOLVED that the membership dues structure be amended as follows:
$25 Associate Member (see note below)
$50 Regular Member - 1 to 10 colonies
$150 Regular Member - 11 to 99 colonies
$250 Regular Member - 100 to 499 colonies
$350 Regular Member - 500 to 1500 colonies
$700 Regular Member - more than 1500 colonies
NOTE: Associate Members will be non-voting but will have the privilege of
attending meetings and the freedom to voice their opinion on issues. This
membership is for a maximum of two years and is offered to new beekeepers
who own not more than ten (10) colonies or are employees of a Regular
Member. They are not eligible for other benefits such as “HIVELIGHTS” or
liability insurance. Insurance is included in the cost of Regular Membership
unless a member declines this benefit in writing.
The Meetings are
rescheduled for Saturday, November 29, 2008
There will Pizza for lunch so if you do not like Pizza, bring a lunch or you
could go out for lunch whichever you prefer.
The South Eastern and Maritime beekeepers meeting scheduled for
Saturday, Nov. 22 has been canceled due to inclement weather. The meeting is
rescheduled for Saturday, Nov. 29, same time, same place.
Beekeeper's Association Semi-Annual Meeting and
Southeast NB Beekeeper's
Association Semi-Annual Meeting and Maritime Beekeepers Annual Meeting will be
held at the NB Agriculture Office, beside the Coliseum, in Moncton on Saturday,
November 22nd. Coffee will be served at 9:30 am and lunch will be provided.
Lunch will be $7 per person. The meeting will commence at 10:00am and following
lunch the Maritime Beekeepers Meeting will be held in the afternoon. For
interested parties, the Christmas Craft Show is on that weekend. Hope to see you
all there. Agenda will be forwarded at a later date and guest speaker will be
announced when commitments are finalized. Please advise Ann Vautour if you will
be attending this meeting by November 20th so that arrangements can be made for
lunch. Ann's email address is
here or phone (506)- 388-5127.
NB Honey Bee - Supplementary feeding
At this time of the year,
bees usually do not produce much surplus honey. This year however, the
nectar flow is not even adequate to supply the
daily requirement of the adult bees in the colony in some regions. A few
beekeepers have observed that the older bees may be eating the eggs, young
larvae, and in severe cases, chewing the wax
capping to eat the older larvae. Beekeepers that have removed the honey
super, supplementary feeding is definitely required,
especially in the Southern region. If you haven't
removed your honey super, make sure that honey supers have adequate amount
of honey stored. There are confirmed cases where
bees have starved and may continue to do so unless supplement feeding
is done immediately.
If the case where
supplementary feeding is required, you should mix sugar:water at a ratio of
2:1 or 1:1. Continue to do this until possible
return of nectar flow. Normal winter feeding may have to be started early
if fall nectar flow does not come.
This is also a good time
to verify your mite population. The opportunity may be taken now to apply
Formic Acid for varroa control because there is a break in the nectar flow.
Please pass this along to
your neighbouring beekeeper in your area.
Chief Apiary Inspector
Michel Melanson, P. Ag.
Specialist - blueberry/apiculture
NOVA SCOTIA BEEKEEPERS' ASSOCIATION
Invites You to Attend the The Maritime Bee Tour
Beyond The Hive – The Business of Value Adding
Where: Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia
When: July 18th – 20th 2008
Why: To Learn, To Socialize, To Support Your Industry
Details: There is a Block of Rooms available at the Old
Orchard Inn at a rate of $109/night the tour is $70/person and children under 12
is $15. The 2008 Bee Tour
agenda and Registration Form is available as a PDF file. It can be viewed
and printed with the
free Adobe Reader
software. The registration deadline is July 11th 2008 and registration is
required to confirm the busses and meals.
Old Orchard Inn
Toll Free Reservations:
Tel. (902) 542-5751 Fax:(902) 542-2276
Old Orchard Inn Ltd. Exit 11, Highway 101 153 Greenwich Road
South Wolfville, Nova Scotia B4P 2R2
Reservations Info: firstname.lastname@example.org
Maritime Bee Tour
Beyond The Hive – The Business of Value Adding
July 18th – 20th Annapolis Valley Nova Scotia
Hosted by The Nova Scotia Beekeeper Association
Friday July 18th
5:00 pm – 7:00 pm Registration (Old Orchard Inn)
6:30 pm – Wine and Cheese Reception
7:30 pm – Evening Program Reports and Provincial Updates
Saturday July 19th
Before 8:30 am – Breakfast on your own
8:45 – Load the Busses (Old Orchard Inn)
9:30 – Tour – Just us Coffee
10:45 – Tour – Tangled Gardens
12:30 – Lunch – Between the Bushes
1:30 – Tour - Blueberry Acres
3:00 – Tour – Fox Hill Cheese
4:30 – Tour – Gasperaux Winery
5:30 - Banquet – Gasperaux Winery
Hiemstra - Clovermead Bees & Honey
Creating a buzz. That's what Clovermead Bees & Honey
know how to do very well. Christy and her husband Chris used an
innovated marketing strategy to create additional value from the honey
they produce. It has raised public awareness of the importance of honey
bees in Ontario food production by educating and entertaining farm
guests about the fascinating world of honey bees. The operation produces
value-added honey spreads and offers a variety of interactive farm
displays and tours for school groups and visitors.
8:00 pm Return to the Old Orchard Inn
SENBA meeting - Sussex, April 26th.
Please be advised that our semi-annual meeting for southeast
will be held in Sussex, Saturday, April 26th in the N.B. Department of
Agriculture and Aquaculture Building off Main Street.
Coffee will be served at 9:30 a.m. and meeting will commence at 10:00 a.m. We
will be having a Panel Discussion and your experts will be there to answer your
questions so have your questions ready for the Panel.
It is also election time for the executive and if you would like to put your
name forward for a position, please contact Ann Vautour. Our President, Esther
has too many other commitments to do another term and our secretary is also
retiring. Please give this a lot of consideration.
Lunch will be on your own as this seemed to work out well last time.
Ann Vautour for Boyd Hicks, Secretary
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