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.

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 (NLBKA). While I have a high regard and a good relationship with many people in the association, I’m not on board with the NLBKA just yet because the cost of the membership and the AGMs are too expensive for most backyard beekeepers that I know.

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.

Unless you live here, there’s a pretty good chance you’re pronouncing Newfoundland wrong too. “Understand Newfoundland” rhymes.