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We've posted some information and pictures from the AGM in the back end of the site (members only). Please login to check it out.

 
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Each webinar will focus on a crop of joint interest to Canadian and Latin American agriculture: greenhouse crops, pome fruits and oilseeds. The webinars will feature expert presentations that address our general state of knowledge and identify areas for future research, and provide an on-line discussion forum. Participation in each one-hour webinar is free of charge but pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information about webinar presenters or how to join, click on the webinar of interest:

Greenhouse Pollination - Friday, March 21 @ 11 am EDT    REGISTER NOW
Pome Fruit Pollination - Tuesday, March 25 @ 12 pm EDT    REGISTER NOW
Oilseed Crop Pollination - Thursday, March 27 @ 2:30 EDT    REGISTER NOW

WATCH completed webinars online on CANPOLIN's Youtube channel.

Last Updated on Monday, 24 March 2014 12:18
 
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Excerpt from Health Canada Consumer Product Safety Mar 24/2014

DOWNLOAD this in PDF format from Health Canada
http://www.hc-sc.gc.ca/cps-spc/alt_formats/pdf/pubs/pest/_fact-fiche/pollinator-protection-pollinisateurs/treated_seed-semences_traitees-eng.pdf

New 2014 requirement

When using a seed flow lubricant for planting corn or soybean seed treated with neonicotinoid insecticides clothianidin, thiamethoxam or imidacloprid, only the Fluency Agent by Bayer CropScience is permitted to minimize the potential for abrasion that produces insecticidal seed dust. Talc and graphite are not permitted to be used as a seed flow lubricant for corn or soybean seed treated with these insecticides. Carefully follow the use directions provided with the Fluency Agent by Bayer CropScience.

Best Management Practices

Insect pollinators are vital to agricultural production and the environment. Many farmers, including those who grow corn and soybeans, use insecticide treated seed to protect their crop from insect pests. Some insecticides, such as neonicotinoids, are toxic to pollinators. Planting of treated seed can spread dust that contains insecticide into the air, placing pollinators at significant risk of exposure to toxic insecticides. Factors that impact the risk of exposure include the use of treated seed, type of planting equipment, planting conditions, flowering resources and bee yard locations.

The following Best Management Practices (BMPs) are provided to reduce the risk to bees and other insect pollinators from exposure to dust from treated seed. The BMPs provide a toolbox of options that should be used in combination wherever possible.

 
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beginnersThe Saskatchewan Beekeepers' Association, the Regina Bee Club, Saskatoon Bee Club and the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture
are pleased to offer the third annual 2 day beginning beekeepers courses in the Regina and Saskatoon area.
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Come and enjoy this two day course which enables participants to experience both theory and practical field experience. Every one of all experience levels are welcome.

Workshop lessons include:
  • Standard beekeeping equipment
  • Honey bee colony assessments
  • Basic bee biology
  • Seasonal beekeeping responsibilities
  • Extracting/ processing honey
  • Disease and pest management practices

Dates: The Saskatoon course will be held Saturday May 10 and Sunday May 11.The Regina course will be held on Saturday May 31 and Sunday June 1.
Lunch
: Provided with registration fee.
Time: 8:30am both days
Location
: The Saskatoon area course will be held in Langham (click for map) and the Regina area course will be located in St Josephs (click for MAP).
Cost: $175.00 CAD
Registration
: Please complete and return your registration form as soon as possible. Download the registration
form, print it and mail it into the address at the bottom of the page. (Regina Registration form, Saskatoon Registration form)

Refunds will be issued minus a $25 administration fee up until this date as well. A charge of $25 will be applied to NSF cheques.
Please note that this workshop is limited to a maximum of 30 participants. Please bring a bee hat and veil, a bee suit and proper footwear, there will be hands-on instruction in the bee yard. Note: Please contact Jessica Morris if you need a bee hat and veil.

Contacts:
Registration–Pam Yule
306-314-9571 info@saskbeekeepers.com

Other inquiries–Jessica Morris
306-262-3322 jessmorris48@gmail.com
Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 15:57
 
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european_honey_beeThe Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation is committed to working with producers and industry to develop and deliver insurance products and services to a diverse marketplace.

The Bee Mortality Insurance Pilot Program demonstrates this commitment to working with producers and industry and the Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation’s (SCIC) ability to provide insurance products and services that meet the needs of specialized producers.

Applying for Insurance

All Crop Insurance customers are required to complete an application for insurance. Crop Insurance regulations require eligible producers to demonstrate legal, financial and operational independence from all other producers.

To obtain a contract of insurance, visit a customer service office to complete an application for insurance before March 31.

SCIC reserves the right to review any contract to ensure compliance with eligibility requirements. Where concerns are identified, the contract holder will be advised of these requirements in order to maintain their contract in future years.

Eligibility

Overwintering insurance is available for commercial beekeepers in Saskatchewan with a minimum of 100 colonies and be registered with the Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission.

Insurable perils include adverse weather, disease and pest infestations or epidemics for which control is not possible.

Program Information

Beekeepers will have to apply for a contract of insurance by March 31. The deadline to endorse overwintering insurance for coverage the following winter in June 25.

SCIC will inspect all the colonies in the fall to assess the hive’s “winter readiness.” Only hives that meet industry standard criteria at the time of this inspection will be insurable. All eligible colonies must be insured. Coverage will begin after the fall inspection and continue until the hives are inspected in the spring.

In the spring, beekeepers with a concern about winter survival will have to notify SCIC when hives are going to be unwrapped or moved outside so an adjuster can be present to inspect colonies and determine losses. If spring losses are in excess of the deductible level, the claim will be paid at the insured value.

If SCIC is not notified of a loss in the spring, coverage will terminate on May 15.


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