2020 Association Meeting Schedule

Here is a list of our meetings for 2020.  All of these meetings will be held at the Raymond Community Hall which is located on Highway 141 in Raymond, west of Utterson (click here for the Google Map) which is located roughly between Huntsville, Bracebridge, and Parry Sound.

Meeting details will be updated as soon as they become available.

Wed Feb 12, 2020 | 6:30pm to 9:00pm

Wed Mar 11, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Apr 8, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

Wed May 13, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

TBD  | Bee Yard Tour

July 2020 – No Meeting

Wed Aug 12, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Sep 9, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Oct 14, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Nov 11, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

News

2019 Conference – Beekeeping Locally & Abroad: Issues, Challenges & Hope

Rob Key, John Genorio, and Craig Nakamoto attended the 2019 COBA (Central Ontario Beekeepers Association) conference this weekend in Lindsay, ON. There were three excellent speakers from Ontario and three speakers from abroad (Italy, Belgium, and Slovenia) who agreed to stay on from their visit to Apimondia in Montreal last week. This was truly a …

COBA 2019 Conference Sep 14-15, 2019

COBA (Central Ontario Beekeepers Association) is having their 2019 Conference at Fleming College this year Sep 14-15. Some details are on their web page at: https://centralontariobeekeepers.ca/Upcoming_Events.html and you can go here to register and read the full details about the conference: https://coba-conference-september-2019-tickets.eventbrite.ca/

Resources

General

  • Ontario Beekeepers Association (OBA)
    • our provincial advocacy group and an excellent general resource
    • extensive searchable list of Ontario bee and beekeeping suppliers
    • home of our famous tech transfer program
    • annual membership recommended and you can also get group insurance from them at an excellent rate (and they will name others on your policy as needed)
  • OMAFRA Essential Practices for Beekeepers in Ontario
    • A nice 6-page summary of all the things every beekeeper in Ontario should be doing (not necessarily how, but it is a great summary)
    • You can download a copy on our site in case the above link stops working.

Local

Online How-to Videos (based in Ontario)

Local Bee / Equipment Suppliers

Local Vets who can support beekeepers

As you probably know, beekeepers now need to get a prescription from a vet in order to purchase the Oxtytet we use to treat for American Foul Brood. Here are the names of 3 Vets that have been sourced by members of our organization.

Beekeepers will have contact the vet and create a Veterinarian-Client-Patient Relationship (VCPR) before a prescription can be issued.

Other Ontario Suppliers

Downloads

Contact

We do not have a permanent physical location but we hold our meetings at the Raymond Community Centre:

http://www.muskokalakes.ca/content/raymond-community-centre

The current executive is:

Robert Key, President
Roland Lalonde, Vice President
Jane Liddell, Treasurer
Pam Wedd, Secretary
Cathy Crowder, Past President

Please contact the Association via email to: email@muskokaparrysoundbee.ca

For any questions or concerns regarding this website, please contact Craig Nakamoto at craig@nakamoto.ca or 1-705-571-5658.