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Varroa Action Plan

NLBKA is holding workshops to develop a Varroa Action Plan, on 17 August 2019 at MUN Botanical Garden in St. John's, and on 24 August 2019 at the Deer Lake Motel in Deer Lake.  Please visit again for more information. All beekeepers in Newfoundland and Labrador are welcome to participate in these workshops.  Varroa expert, Dr. David Peck, from Cornell University will assist us with the development of the VAP and will participate in the workshops.

Please contact Peter Armitage at to register for the workshops.  Registration helps us plan the seating and catering.


 Draft Varroa Action Plan

Here is the draft Varroa Action Plan (VAP) for the consideration of participants in two workshops to be held in St. John’s on August 17, 2019, and Deer Lake on August 24, 2019. All beekeepers in Newfoundland and Labrador are invited to participate in these workshops whether they are members of the Newfoundland and Labrador Beekeeping Association (NLBKA) or not. 

We would greatly appreciate as much participation in these workshops as possible because they allow for facilitated discussion, debate and decision-making.  If you have a contribution to make about the VAP, you'll get immediate feedback from other workshop participants.  I'm not sure that Facebook exchanges allow the same quality of discussion and information-sharing, and a number of the workshop participants are not Facebook users.

If you are not able to attend these workshops for whatever reason, we'd appreciate your feedback before August 17th, 2019. Please send your comments to me at - Thanks!  Peter Armitage

click here to read the draft Varroa Action Plan



Varroa experience interviews

We're doing a series of interviews with beekeepers elsewhere in the World about their experiences with Varroa.  You can listen to them by clicking on the following links. These are mp3 recordings by NLBKA communications board member, Peter Armitage. All audio recordings have been made and are presented here with the permission of the interviewees.