Canadian Beekeeping Convention Hosted by NBBA


2015 Canadian Beekeeping Convention Hosted by NBBA Jan. 28th to 31st.

The New Brunswick Beekeepers Association hosted the 2015 Canadian Beekeeping Convention, Research Symposium, IPM Workshop and Tradeshow, which took place at the Delta Beauséjour Hotel in Moncton, NB, January 28-31, 2015.

Open to the public, many beekeepers and researchers of all skill levels from across the country attended this national beekeeping event.

Power Outages / Pannes de courant

Power Outages:

  • If you lose power, notify NB Power to report the outage call 1 800 663 6272 or visit (NB Power will not know unless you report the outage)
  • Stay well away from downed power lines
  • Activate your plans according to the displayed restoration time associated to the outage
  • Trained and qualified staff will respond with the right equipment to restore power safely
  • Let NB Power know if you are facing a serious situation on your farm or if a serious situation will occur if your power does not come back for a prolonged period of time.

Planning for you home and operation :

– Identify the risks and develop plans

– Plan for 72 hours of self sufficiency

– Have procedures for notification (employees, customers etc.), emergency operations, generators, compressors, supplies, flood protection etc.

Emergency Measures Organization:

The New Brunswick Emergency Measures Organization (NB EMO) co-ordinates preparedness for emergencies. EMO also co-ordinates provincial response operations during emergencies and administers disaster financial assistance programs.

NB EMO: 1-800-561-4034


The EMO have assigned coordinators throughout the province: RSC Main Centre Coordinator Contacts
1, 12 Edmundston Bruno Cyr 121 rue d’Église, Edmundston. (506) 453-2133
2, 3, 4 Bathurst Ken McGee 275 Main St., Suite 400, Bathurst Phone: 453-2133
5 Miramichi Duane Augustine 1780 Water St.,Miramichi. (506) 453-2133
6, 7 Moncton Mike LeBlanc 414 Collishaw St., Moncton. (506) 453-2133
8, 11 Saint John Brent Whelan 8 Castle St., Saint John. (506) 453-2133
9 & 10 Fredericton Jason Cooling NB EMO, VictoriaHealthCenter. Fredericton. (506) 453-5511

Pannes de courant

  • En cas de panne de courant, signalez la panne à Énergie NB en composant le 1-800-663-6272 ou en visitant le site Web (Énergie NB ne saura pas qu’il y a une panne à moins que vous l’en avisiez).
  • Ne vous approchez pas des lignes électriques tombées.
  • Activez vos plans en fonction de l’heure prévue pour le rétablissement du courant.
  • Un personnel formé et qualifié se présentera avec l’équipement approprié pour rétablir le courant en toute sécurité.
  • Si une situation grave se produit sur votre ferme ou si une panne de courant qui se prolonge met votre ferme dans une situation critique, informez Énergie NB.

Préparez votre domicile et votre exploitation :

– Déterminez les risques et préparez des plans.

– Planifiez une autonomie de 72 heures.

– Prévoyez des procédures de notification (employés, clients, etc. et services d’urgence) et des procédures concernant les génératrices, les compresseurs, les fournitures, la protection contre les inondations, etc.

Organisation des mesures d’urgence

L’Organisation des mesures d’urgence du Nouveau-Brunswick (OMU-NB) coordonne la protection civile en cas d’urgence. L’OMU coordonne aussi les mesures d’interventions provinciales en cas d’urgence et administre les programmes d’aide financière en cas de catastrophe.

OMU-NB : 1-800-561-4034

Site Web :

L’OMU a affecté des coordonnateurs aux différentes régions de la province. CSR Centre Principal Coordonnateur Personnes-ressources
1, 12 Edmundston Bruno Cyr 121 rue de d’Église, Edmundston. (506) 453-2133
2, 3, 4 Bathurst Ken McGee 275 rue Main, bureau 400, Bathurst Phone: 453-2133
5 Miramichi Duane Augustine 1780 rue Water, Miramichi. (506) 453-2133
6, 7 Moncton Mike LeBlanc 414 rue Collishaw, Moncton. (506) 453-2133
8, 11 Saint John Brent Whelan 8 rue Castle, Saint John. (506) 453-2133
9 & 10 Fredericton Jason Cooling OMU NB, Centre de santé Victoria, Fredericton. (506) 453-5511

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

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 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 or from Washington State’s .

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