Health Canada’s Pest Management Regulatory Agency has granted Apivar® an emergency registration for control of the varroa mite in honey bee hives from July 1, 2009 to June 30, 2010 for every Canadian province except Newfoundland.
Apivar is a sustained-released product in the form of plastic strips impregnated with the active ingredient Amitraz.
The use of Apivar in Canada is subject to various conditions.
These photographs were taken by Gail Duncan on her property at Yoho Lake, New Brunswick, Canada, the last week of April 2009. Her honey bees were taking advantage of a lovely spring day to forage for pollen in the crocus blooms. (Click on each thumbnail photo if you’d like to view a larger version.)
The Maritime Bee Tour will be held July 17-18, 2009, in Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island, and hosted this year by the Prince Edward Island Beekeepers’ Association and the PEI Department of Agriculture.