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.

I own all the videos and 99.99% of the photos posted to this website. I’m usually more than happy to share them with most publications or websites that extend the courtesy of asking me first.

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, Newfoundland rhymes with Understand. Yup, you’ve been saying it wrong your whole life.