Monthly Archives: November 2010

2010 Resolutions Approved 17 Nov

Resolutions Approved at the MBA AGM 17 November 2010 See each resolution for its’ current status (Its’ associated board action) 1. SMALL HIVE BEETLE IN CANADA WHEREAS Small Hive Beetle (Aethina tumida) was discovered on September 8, 2010 in Ontario, in an area close to the Michigan, USA border, and WHEREAS Ontario quarantined and monitored some areas for infestation, and WHEREAS although it appears this pest failed to establish an endemic population where invaded previously in MB and AB, and WHEREAS on going investigation into the possible establishment of SHB in QC, is pointing toward the beetle not being able […]

Queen Bees from Hawaii (2) BMP

The following article is provided courtesy of David Barnes, Kona Queen Hawaii, and is provided for your information about the 2010 situation involving their business. KONA QUEEN HAWAII, INC.   Best Management Practices for Small Hive Beetle   In April 2010 South African Small Hive Beetles, Aethina tumida Murry, (SHB) were found in Hilo, Hawaii; the East coast of Hawaii.   Kona Queen Hawaii’s response was to begin a progressive approach to the management and control of the SHB before they become fully established on the island of Hawaii. Our first approach was to employ, on a full time basis, […]

Queen Bees from Hawaii (letter)

The Following is the text of an open letter written by Gus Rouse, Kona Queen, Hawaii to Beekeepers across Canada, and is presented here for your information regarding the current situation in and around their operation. …..LETTER TEXT ONLY…..  October 15, 2010  Dear Customers and Friends in Canada:  As you are probably aware, the Small Hive Beetle (SHB) reached the East coast of our Island this past April.  Kona Queen is located on the West coast.  Our State agriculture authorities conducted a thorough inspection here at Kona Queen at the end of June and did not find evidence of SHB in […]