**New antibiotic regulations will come into effect on Saturday, December 1, 2018 that will affect Ontario (and Canadian) beekeepers and their access to antibiotics used to control American foul-brood.
Please review the new regulations through the link below.
In the Beeyard
Weather is improving and many of us have seen our hives busy with bees doing their cleansing flights and looking for early pollen (often pussy willow in our area). The queen is busy laying eggs and the populations will increase dramatically over the next few weeks. It’s still a bit early to remove wraps, be patient and wait for consistent warmer weather.
Finally, if you haven’t already, please consider joining the Ontario Beekeeper’s Association, there are many benefits to being a member, including an inexpensive insurance policy for beekeepers as well as a bimonthly journal.
Interested in tracking your colonies on-line? Tired of carrying paper that gets covered in honey out to your colonies? Why not try an on-line app? Follow this link to the OBA’s Business Resources page and scroll down to Software Resources: