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Ontario Beekeepers Prize Pungent Buckwheat Honey

After spending time with another local beekeeper and helping harvest his annual summer honey crop this son of a beekeeper has become even more acutely aware of the various honey regions that are waiting to be discovered by North American kitchens , across the province of Ontario.

One such naturally occurring region is the wild buckwheat fields in northeastern Ontario, above hwy 7 on…

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Added by Robert Campbell on September 1, 2012 at 10:00pm — 1 Comment

New Holland 658, Baling Hay in Ontario Canada

Talk about 'making hay while the sun shines'. Here's a short video I shot on Saturday June 16th 2012 of my nephew Ryan baling hay with his New Holland 658 hay baler. The grass feed is a mixture of alfalfa, red clover and timothy and as such will make excellent feed for the growing numbers of cows on their feedlots.

I can remember harvesting the hay in this field in the 1970s and 80s - we used to walk behind the tractor and wagon and pitch 80 lbs bales onto the wagon…

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Added by Robert Campbell on June 17, 2012 at 9:36am — No Comments

Black Bears Strike But Are Repelled By Electric Fences In Ontario Beeyards

Some black bears did launch an attack on of our remote beeyards last week! 

This is what bear damage looks like, and it could have been a lot worse. The total loss was only four frames of brood. And that's because this beeyard, like all of our locations in southern Ontario, is protected by a heavy duty solar fencer.

bear damage in beeyard

Its unlikely the hive blew over in the wind - in the…

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Added by Robert Campbell on May 13, 2012 at 8:49pm — 1 Comment

Son of a Beekeeper Blog on Ontario Agriculture Network

Hello from Rob Campbell the original Son of a Beekeeper in Ontario Canada.

 

I hope to keep a blog presence here on the Ontario Agricultural network to keep readers updated on the latest challenges facing Canadian beekeepers. Because I have the good fortune of living near and helping out my family's…

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Added by Robert Campbell on April 15, 2012 at 11:50am — 1 Comment

Agriculture Headlines from Farms.com Canada East News - click on title for full story

Controlling Scentless Chamomile with Herbicides

Scentless chamomile has a reputation for being difficult to control and a 2019 on-farm research trial evaluated several herbicide treatments. Although 10 treatments provided over 80% visual control of emerged plants, new seedlings continued to emerge several weeks after application resulting in a significant amount of plants at the end of August.

Ontario Takes Steps to Keep Food on the Table during COVID-19

New online portal connects employers with workers looking to make a difference

Chicken Industry Responds to Changing Markets During COVID-19

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Ontario chicken industry is adjusting allotments in order to meet changes to market demand.

Egg Farmers of Canada responds to Food Banks Canada’s special COVID-19 appeal for funds

Egg Farmers of Canada announced a $25,000 donation to Food Banks Canada as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to have a deep impact on Canadians across the country.

Supporting the Ontario Chicken Market During COVID-19

Chicken Farmers of Ontario is working closely with our industry to ensure Ontarians have access to a steady supply of fresh, locally grown chicken during the COVID-19 pandemic, including assessing how best to balance supply with consumer demand.

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