You can email me at phillip at, or use the Contact form below.

A few media-related things…

I’m friendly and can provide a fairly informed opinion about honey bees and backyard beekeeping in Newfoundland — as long as no one takes my picture. I greatly value my privacy and the privacy of my family and friends. So I’m cool talking to anyone, just not on camera. It’s not an absolute rule, but it’s my preference.

I happen to keep honey bees on the island of Newfoundland, but I am not a member nor a spokesperson for the Newfoundland & Labrador Beekeeping Association.

My name is Phillip Cairns. That’s Phillip with two Ls and Cairns is pronounced like we’re all going to Karen’s place for a cup of tea.

While I’m on the topic of names that are constantly mispronounced (mispronounced and misspelled in the case of my name), Newfoundland rhymes with Understand. Yup, you’ve been saying it wrong your whole life.