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Jim receives a lot of emails from a wide variety of sources.  This pages gives him an opportunity to post this information to club members.
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  2 Aug 2013, 11:47 Gene Wasik
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Article citing Tibor Szabo Jr. and Tibor Szabo Sr. a world-renowned honeybee researcher. Sent by Peter Hurrell.   296k v. 3 31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Link to various beekeeping books  31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Info on content & ordering.  107k v. 3 31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Hamilton keepers feel the sting of drop in bee population. Mentions Les & includes picture!!! He's famous, a bee rockstar!  104k v. 3 31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Mark Wales, President, Ontario Federation of Agriculture There’s been a lot of buzz among agricultural and environmental advocates on the state of bees in Canada. That’s because a mysterious condition – called Colony Collapse Disorder (CCD) – has led to the demise of bees in record numbers in recent years. The jury’s still out  31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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OBA have been contacted by Enactus Ryerson to support a sustainability program in Kenya. This group is looking for new/used bee clothing to take to Kenya.   112k v. 3 31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Ontario Govt. creating cross-industry working group  31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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"Everyone concerned about bees and pesticides should have a copy of Johansen and Mayer's book.  162k v. 3 31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Not emailed to Jim but in line with current discussions. - The CBC's Kimberley Gale reports on the phenenomen of dying bees.  31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Film documentary from Australia about Varroa & Bees  31 Jul 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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The 2013 OBA Summer meeting takes place on Saturday, July 6, 2013 at Canada Agriculture Museum in Ottawa.Highlight of the day will be the OBA Queen Bee Auction. Members of Ontario Bee Breeders Association generously donate queens to raise funds to support the OBA- Tech Transfer Research Program. Queens will be available to take home day of event or will a follow up voucher for later delivery.   155k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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ST. LOUIS • One of every three bites of food we consume depends on pollination by honeybees, but these overlooked contributors to our food system are continuing to die in stubbornly perplexing ways.  23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Two queen bees and six custom-made beehives were stolen from a Havelock beekeeper  23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Did you know that vegetables and fruits taste and look better when they come from plants pollinated by bees? YNN's Rose Eiklor reports on how a chemical used to treat corn seed is impacting a local beekeeper and how it could impact produce we buy.  336k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Full bee suit Dadant, Little Wonder 4 Frame extractor, shallow hive body with frames, smoker, comb knife and more. Listed in Kijiji London.  99k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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A Project of The Ontario Horticultural Association Conservation & Environment Committee  1015k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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SIXTH in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013  23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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From northern Europe to Florida, highway planners are rethinking roadsides as potential habitat for native plants and wildlife. Scientists say this new approach could provide a useful tool in fostering biodiversity.  23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Welcome to summer - finally. Small or large we are all busy getting ready for honey season, but take a minute to catch up on the latest news and updates. Over the next few editions we will be informing you on progress against our strategic plan, starting with Issues Management Committee's achievements. I'm so proud of our board and volunteers, with your support we are making progress in all areas.  23 Jun 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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Need a place for your hives?  97k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Feature guest speaker will be David Westervelt, Assistant Chief Apiary Inspection, Florida. David has a long career in beekeeping having kept bees all over the world.  55k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:38 Gene Wasik
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A tour of the national honeybee exhibit at the Museum and field study on the grounds with four rotating workshops will complete the day.  275k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Email sent to Jim on swarm prevention.  9k v. 3 23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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But to put into perspective the impact losing these pollinators has on our diet, Whole Foods staged an experiment at their University Heights, Rhode Island where they removed all of the produce made possible by bee labor. Read more: http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2342069/What-supermarket-look-like-bees-die-Empty-shelves-scant-produce-options.html#ixzz2WQXxmCPh Follow us: @MailOnline on Twitter | DailyMail on Facebook  23 Jun 2013, 07:37 Gene Wasik
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Fifth in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013  6 Jun 2013, 19:27 Gene Wasik
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To assist you in your associations role of advising the beekeeping community in "best management practices" and encouraging the adoption of reduced risk pesticides, here at NOD Apiary Products we are pleased to provide you with the attached document to share with the beekeeping community. If you have any questions, please let us know. We thank you for your continued knowledge in the beekeeping industry. Yours in beekeeping, Kathleen Kathleen Ireland Manager of Global Marketing NOD Global Ltd.  199k v. 3 6 Jun 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Small hive beetle update and more.  6 Jun 2013, 19:34 Gene Wasik
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Fourth in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013  6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Email rec'd by Jim on Global Patties.  115k v. 5 6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Topics: WHY THE OBA DOESN'T SUPPORT THE BAYER SENTINEL HIVE PROJECT, Getting ready for spring: Swarm prevention, FYI Commercial beekeepers: Deadline approaching for Agricorp insurance application  6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Timely spring advice from the Tech Transfer Program team. Also see 2 additional files.  163k v. 5 6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Potential Reasons for Honey Bee Colony Loss - Spring Checklist  105k v. 5 6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Spring Colony Management  109k v. 5 6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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Larry Connor, Ph.D. Wicwas Press www.wicwas.com  6 Jun 2013, 19:26 Gene Wasik
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From: Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist, Ministry of Agriculture and Food and Ministry of Rural Affairs I was informed by a colleague that Permanone is no longer on the market. I have decided to take out the whole section on the ground drench since there is no product. I have attached the updated treatment recommendations.  259k v. 3 1 Apr 2013, 17:41 Gene Wasik
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"2013 Workshop Information" includes brief descriptions of the workshops, pricing, and dates and locations.  96k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Courses will be held June 1 & 2.  441k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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The OBA TTP is again offering the option of attending the Spring Bee Breeders and Spring Producers Meetings ONLINE. Listen to the guest speakers, see their presentations and even ask questions!   154k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Oz bees, Cdn honey production  160k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Canadian Bee Supply sold to Propolis-etc  7k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Honey Bees of Asia: A New Book - link courtesy of Keith. This Am. Bee Journal article is written by Wyatt Mangum. Dr. Mangum usually writes about TBH, but in this issue discusses bees of the far east. He has travelled extensively there to study honey bees. An interesting read. Unfortunately the text mentioned is very expensive.  22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Eric Mussen Newsletter January February Issue‏  179k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Nectar Trees, Shrubs & Herbs of Ontario. Out of print doc from the Ont. Ministry of Agriculture & Food. - courtesy of Keith.  11290k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Are you buying nucs this spring? Be aware of what to expect.  87k v. 3 22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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It's not just honey bees that are in trouble. The fuzzy American bumblebee seems to be disappearing in the Midwest.  22 Mar 2013, 07:25 Gene Wasik
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Sponsored by: Ohio Produce Growers & Marketers Association Ohio State Beekeepers Association  2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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Dominic Clarke and Heather Whitney from the University of Bristol have shown that bumblebees can sense the electric field that surrounds a flower.  2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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THIRD in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013  8557k v. 3 2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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National Honey Board Funds New Honey Bee Research Projects Focusing on Honey Bee Health  13k v. 3 2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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An email thread on Varroa & Oxalic acid  14k v. 3 2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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You Tube clip: After a Nevada man accidentally disturbed a 70-pound bee hive in his friend's yard, the bees attacked him. Jeff Moser suffered multiple organ failure, but is alive and recovering. (March 31)  2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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UoWaterloo research study on Mead.  128k v. 3 2 Mar 2013, 10:18 Gene Wasik
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Original email with links to 2 articles by Jim - one on plastic foundation another on corn pollen. (I've uploaded both files independently as well.)  105k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Conclusion: Pollen collected from insecticide field treated corn and fed to honey bees had no impact on mortality.  266k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Hamilton Seedy Sunday Feb 24th 2013 - info emails.  166k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Message Jim received with a link to the book.  144k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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OBA e-newsletter Jan 2013  196k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Jorik removes a colony of honeybees from John Burroughs' historic Woodchuck Lodge in Roxbury, New York.  3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Link to another supplier for beekeepers.  121k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Upcoming bee seminars outside of Ontario & info on History of American Beekeeping  482k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Info brochure  672k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Message rec'd by Jim on ridding hives of AFB by irradiation.  155k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Plastic Comb Foundation Can Hinder Comb Building and Honey Production. - Cornell University Ithaca, NY  2665k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Email sent to Jim - From Eric Mussen's newsletter  3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Info on various bee books Jim rec'd in an email.  981k v. 4 3 Feb 2013, 19:47 Gene Wasik
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Agenda for the American Bee Research Conference in Hershey, PA this January  111k v. 3 4 Jan 2013, 17:09 Gene Wasik
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First in a series of updates about the Eastern Apicultural Society's Annual Conference and Short Course in 2013.  41k v. 3 4 Jan 2013, 17:09 Gene Wasik
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Statistics Canada released the “Production and value of honey and maple products, 2012” today.  4 Jan 2013, 17:09 Gene Wasik
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Beekeepers charge insecticide issue is nothing new. Earlier cases involving neonicotinoid products were less severe and the link was still unclear.  10k v. 3 4 Jan 2013, 17:09 Gene Wasik
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THE ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF SIZE AND ENTERPRISE DIVERSITY ON APIARY PROFITS IN CANADA  6 Dec 2012, 15:34 Gene Wasik
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Information on the 2012 Bee Girl calendar  105k v. 3 6 Dec 2012, 15:34 Gene Wasik
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Best Management Practices for Crop Pollination  6 Dec 2012, 15:34 Gene Wasik
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Courtesy of Keith B. Forsyth.  6 Dec 2012, 15:34 Gene Wasik
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You can make a difference - from Keith Forsyth  41k v. 3 6 Dec 2012, 15:34 Gene Wasik
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2012 AGM Online Registration Form  501k v. 3 31 Oct 2012, 18:15 Gene Wasik
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Can't make it to the OBA convention, you can view it on-line.  204k v. 3 31 Oct 2012, 18:15 Gene Wasik
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1st Annual 'Caribbean Bee College  11k v. 3 15 Oct 2012, 16:33 Gene Wasik
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NOO - Northern Ontario Workshop registration form  110k v. 3 24 Oct 2012, 10:44 Gene Wasik
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Blueberry bush pollination opportunity in North. Ont. learn how.  137k v. 3 9 Oct 2012, 16:52 Gene Wasik
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NOO - Northern Ontario Workshop agenda  110k v. 3 24 Oct 2012, 10:44 Gene Wasik
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Email sent to Jim.  126k v. 3 2 Oct 2012, 05:14 Gene Wasik
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Host adaptations reduce the reproductive success of Varroa destructor in two distinct European honey bee populations   8k v. 3 17 Sep 2012, 07:54 Gene Wasik
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Sent to Jim by Paul Kozak, Provincial Apiarist.  24 Sep 2012, 09:08 Gene Wasik
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Nomination notice for Bee industry advocate.  20k v. 3 14 Sep 2012, 05:34 Gene Wasik
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OBA-PMRA info session. OBA-Tech Transfer program invite you to a unique information session with Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency (PMRA). The OBA’s objective in hosting this meeting and inviting the PMRA is to provide an opportunity for beekeepers and the PMRA to describe their experiences related to Ontario bee losses this past spring.  163k v. 3 14 Sep 2012, 06:38 Gene Wasik
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Win a Bee Girls Calendar - Photo Contest  176k v. 3 8 Sep 2012, 17:25 Gene Wasik
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Apimondia-OBA Quebec City Tour‏  1509k v. 3 8 Sep 2012, 17:24 Gene Wasik
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"....this study should answer questions about the impact, if any, upon colony population and productivity, from the seed treatment of canola with clothianidin (Poncho)."  8 Sep 2012, 17:24 Gene Wasik
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Shows how to test your hives for hygenic bees - that will clean out diseased pupa. - Barbara.  15 Aug 2012, 13:11 Gene Wasik
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Email sent to Jim with titles of various Bee books.  7k v. 3 24 Aug 2012, 10:40 Gene Wasik
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It was an un-bee-lievable sight. A swarm of some 25,000 bees was thought to be looking for a new home along the Burlington and Waterdown border Friday morning.  29 Aug 2012, 06:45 Gene Wasik
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Notice from the OBA on honey bee poisonings in Ontario  82k v. 3 29 Aug 2012, 13:08 Gene Wasik
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John VA response to EPA article found in July "The EPA Denies ....."  9k v. 4 17 Aug 2012, 04:52 Gene Wasik
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Short article on Manuka honey - available at the Honey of Plenty Dundas  37k v. 4 8 Aug 2012, 06:21 Gene Wasik
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Link from Peter  15 Aug 2012, 13:11 Gene Wasik
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Suggestion from the Tech Transfer team to check varroa mite levels in your hive.  144k v. 3 8 Sep 2012, 17:24 Gene Wasik
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Walmart & GMO corn  28k v. 4 7 Aug 2012, 08:05 Gene Wasik
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Apimondia Symposium Québec City November 16-18 2012  618k v. 4 24 Jul 2012, 16:40 Gene Wasik
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Yahoo article on honey curing an eye infection.  27 Jul 2012, 06:27 Gene Wasik
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Small Hive Beetle info sheet  3713k v. 4 23 Jul 2012, 16:15 Gene Wasik
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Intro to Honey Bees & Making Beekeeping ProfitableHost: Ontario Beekeepers Association Technology Transfer Team & Tuckamore Bee Company, Sat. Aug. 25 10am - 4pm.  6k v. 6 19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Newest Bee Girl photo  100k v. 4 29 Aug 2012, 06:45 Gene Wasik
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Jane Ramsay Plants for Beekeeping in Canada and the northern USA  172k v. 4 23 Jul 2012, 16:55 Gene Wasik
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Presidents of beekeeper associations from across the province met with the OBA to discuss strategy  141k v. 4 23 Jul 2012, 16:10 Gene Wasik
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J. VanAlten's thank you letter to the delegates attending the meeting.  24k v. 5 23 Jul 2012, 16:12 Gene Wasik
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Small hive beetle postcard   182k v. 4 23 Jul 2012, 16:15 Gene Wasik
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EPA: Clothianidin NOT an imminent hazard to bees‏  82k v. 4 20 Jul 2012, 10:31 Gene Wasik
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Date: Tue, 26 Jun 2012 16:04:26 -0400 From: obatechtransfer@rogers.com To: Subject: Bee Inspector Job Posting  19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Canada to Re-evaluate Neonicotinoid Insecticides The purpose of this document is to notify registrants, pesticide regulatory officials and the Canadian public of Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency’s (PMRA)  122k v. 6 19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Invitation to participate in the EAS Honey Show in Burlington, Vermont.  202k v. 5 19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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CATCH THE BUZZ  19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Request for Volunteers from GHBA by Ancaster Fairgrounds.  25k v. 5 19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Doug McRory is the EAS award recipient for the Roger A. Morse Outstanding Teaching/Extension Service/Regulatory Award for 2012. Doug McRory had been the Ontario Provincial Apiarist for over one score and four years. Doug has been instrumental in promoting IPM techniques for beekeepers, including formic and oxalic acid treatment regimens; encouraging a selection criteria and a queen breeding program, which advanced the genetic stock for queen production and improved mite-resistance and overwintering ability; and played a major role in the establishment of the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association Technology-Transfer Program. Doug is joining a prestigious list of previous Roger A. Morse Award winners. Mr. McRory; and all those who benefitted from his knowledge, tutelage, and programs; are invited to the EAS Convention in Burlington, Vermont, the week of August 13, 2012. Visit www.easternapiculture.org for the convention schedule and more information.  19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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DVDs from the OBA spring meeting can be ordered.  76k v. 5 19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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June 2012 email from Paul Kozak - regarding bee deaths & neonicotinoids Here is more reporting on the reports of bee kill incidents in Ontario this season and the re-evaluation of neonicotinoids by Health Canada.  19 Jul 2012, 05:35 Gene Wasik
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Founding member of the GHBA passes away.  141k v. 6 28 Jul 2012, 09:05 Gene Wasik
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Dave MacMillian   43k v. 4 24 Oct 2012, 11:57 Gene Wasik
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