Notice Regarding Honey Shipments to Japan
Due to recent changes in the Japanese standard for honey in Japan, there is a ZERO tolerance for Tylosin residues in all honey destined for that market. This is a change from the previous allowance of 0.01 ppm that our industry followed in years past. Alberta producers must ensure their honey is tested by an accredited lab to ensure no Tylosin residues are present before shipment. Updates will be posted on the Alberta Beekeepers Commission and Alberta Agriculture websites as they become available.
Click here for Japanese MRL's for Tylosin in Food (Japan Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare)...PDF
Canadian Honey Council/Canadian Seed Trade Association Press Release
Thymovar and Hopguard for Varroa Mite Research Paper
The "New Miticides for Integrated Pest Management of Varroa Destructor (Acari:Varroidae) in Honey Bee Colonies on the Canadian Prairies" is now available. Click here for a copy of the report....PDF
Statistical Overview of the Canadian Honey Industry 2013
Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program 2014-2019
The Canadian Agricultural Adaptation Program (CAAP) (2014-2019) is a five-year, $50.3 million program providing non-repayable contributions for industry-led projects that help the agriculture, agri-food, and agri-based products sector to adapt and remain competitive. The program ends on March 31, 2019
Commercial Beekeeping Program at GPRC - 2016 Program
Canadian Bee Industry Safety Quality Traceability (CBISQT)
The Canadian Honey Council is very pleased to announce that CBISQT has passed the final hurdle, the technical review, and is available for producers to voluntarily adopt. Paticular thanks go out to Tim Townsend and Robert McDonald who worked diligently to complete the process.
Have your Say! Help find solutions for farm labour shortages
The Canadian Agricultural HR Council needs your help! We encourage you to fill out this survey and let your members or your circle of contacts know about this important survey opportunity. By taking the time to complete a short 10 – 15 minute online survey farmers’ worker needs will included in this important work that will help government and educators create policies and programs that will shape future farm labour requirements. Please complete the online survey at http://www.cahrc-ccrha.ca/node/2166
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.
National Bee Diagnostic Center Information:
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 NOTE THAT ALL NBDC CLIENT INFORMATION IS CONFIDENTIAL!
National Bee Diagnostic Centre
Centre for Research & Innovation
Grande Prairie Regional College
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