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Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety

Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to Bee Biosecurity and Food Safety Modern beekeeping requires beekeepers to keep track of a lot of information to meet current regulations for bee biosecurity and food safety. One of the challenges they face is sorting through extensive documents that they are sometimes overwhelming and confusing. The Canadian Beekeepers’ Practical Handbook to

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Farm & Food Care Saskatchewan

Farm & Food Care work to get the word out about farming and food production in Saskatchewan. They hold seminars, lectures and other events. You can sign up for their news updates so you can keep current with the happenings, and their website and blog are full of information for farmers, producers, and the public.

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New Alberta Agriculture Bee Health App

Dear Apiculturists Alberta Agriculture has developed an app for “Bee Health”. Phase I of the “Bee Health” app is released. It focuses on bee diseases symptoms, diagnosis and treatment options. It is developed for iOS and Android platforms. It can be download to iPhone, Samsung phone family and iPad. To download to iPad, you need

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Changes to Non-safety Food Packaging Regulations and Development of a Self-assessment Labelling Tool

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency’s (CFIA) inspectors will continue to perform risk-based label verification activities. The CFIA is also developing and implementing an online self-assessment labelling tool. This tool will help producers, manufacturers and retailers create compliant labels. While it is intended for industry, this new public tool may also be used by consumers to

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2015 Fall CleanFARMS obsolete pesticide/medication collection

Russel Hurst, CleanFarms, sent information on the annual CleanFARMS collection. Click here for the promotional poster and here for the brochure to highlight the 2015 Saskatchewan CleanFARMS obsolete pesticide/livestock medication collection. The program will be running at 20 ag-retail locations in the northern half of the province from October 5-9, 2015 (exclusive – note the date and locations of

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Government Of Canada Announces A More Efficient And Responsive Temporary Foreign Worker Program

Excerpt from Canada News Centre The new streamlined, attestation-based model, known as the Accelerated-Labour Market Opinion (A-LMO), will be launched on April 25. The A-LMO will reduce the paper burden on employers, enable LMOs to be issued within 10 business days and strengthen protections for foreign workers through employer compliance reviews. The new model will feature:

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New Chair to Support Pollinator Research

The W. Garfield Weston Foundation is making a major contribution to support the future of the world’s food supply with the establishment of The Rebanks Family Chair in Pollinator Conservation in the School of Environmental Sciences at the Ontario Agricultural College, University of Guelph. The endowed Chair is a Canadian first and has been made

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Beemaid Research Grants

The beekeeping and honey industry continually evolves and Bee Maid Honey understands the challenges and the importance of supporting bee research related projects. The Chair and Board of Directors of Bee Maid Honey are pleased to announce the continuation of apicultural research funding for 2012. The Bee Maid apicultural research support program was created to

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