Heat and Drought Make 2021 one of the Toughest Years Ever

For immediate release EDMONTON, August 9, 2021 – Heat and Drought Make 2021 one of the Toughest Years Ever There’s been widespread attention on the impact of this summer’s heat and drought on Alberta’s crop and livestock producers. When canola and other bee forages don’t develop and flower properly, bees lose a major source of...

Bee import delays puts honey, canola and blueberries at risk

For immediate release EDMONTON, April 6, 2021 – With the spring farming season close at hand, an irreplaceable agricultural resource is in dangerously low supply. COVID-related shipping and inspection delays have left Alberta beekeepers far short of the numbers of honeybees they’ll need for 2021. The Alberta Beekeepers Commission (ABC) is calling for urgent action....