The Saskatchewan Beekeepers Development Commission’s Technology Adaptation Team “TAT” is our response to the challenges facing the province’s beekeepers. Through funding made available the Saskatchewan Ministry of Agriculture Development Fund (ADF), AAFC and the Saskatchewan ministries Agricultural Demonstration of Practices & Technology (ADOPT) and SBDC, Saskatchewan beekeepers are able to perform research in their own region to work toward a better understanding of the science of beekeeping.
Among the objectives of the TAT program are adapting disease and pest management techniques and best management practices developed in other locations to the Saskatchewan environment.
The TAT program has a large extension component. Collaboration with, distribution to and presentation of materials for beekeepers is an important component of the projects. This close connection helps ensure that the projects is timely, relevant and industry driven.