Immediate Release: Alberta Beekeepers Commission statement regarding Ontario bee lawsuit
The Alberta Beekeepers Commission has released an official statement in regards to the recent lawsuit filed by two Ontario beekeepers against Bayer CropScience and Syngenta. For any questions regarding this statement, please contact the Alberta Beekeepers Commission office at 780-489-6949.
Alberta Beekeepers 2014 Swarm Catchers
It is that time of year again, and the bees are once again active. That means that the potential for swarms does exist. THE ALBERTA BEEKEEPERS COMMISSION IS UNABLE TO DEAL WITH SWARM CALLS OF ANY KIND!!!! If you call the Alberta Beekeepers Commission office with problem bee related issues, your call will not be returned. Please refer to the attached document which contains a list of "swarm catchers" that may be able to assist you.
Please note, this only refers to honeybees, not wasps/hornets/bumblebees. If you are having concerns with any of these, please contact an extermination company.
The Alberta Beekeepers Commision appeared before THE STANDING SENATE COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE AND FORESTRY. You can read the past proceedings here: Issue 1 Issue 2
National Bee Diagnostic Centre
The National Bee Diagnostic Centre is pleased to announce that we are now accepting samples for the 2014 season. Attached is an updated Sample Procedures Fees and Services Brochure as well as a new Submission Form. The NBDC has made some changes to the services, so please note that we have discontinued the Full Spectrum Analysis Package. This will allow clients to customize what will constitute a full spectrum analysis specific for each beekeeper. Please contact our office if you require assistance. We look forward to your submissions for the 2014 season. Please click the ACIDF/Research tab for links to submit your sample and for the applicable fees.
Beekeeper Photo of the Month
To submit a photo of the month, please email them to the office with the subject line: Photo of the Month