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 [canceled]

July 2020 – No Meeting

Wed Aug 12, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm [canceled, hall closed]

Wed May 13, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm [canceled, hall closed]

Sat Aug 15, 2020  | Bee Yard Tour [virtual – click here to see video]

Wed Aug 26, 2020 | 7:00pm ZOOM MEETING

Wed Sep 9, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm [canceled, hall closed]

Wed Oct 14, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm [canceled, hall closed]

Wed Nov 11, 2020 | 6:30pm  to 9:00pm

News

Strange drone behaviour

Here is the video that Lea was talking about at our last Zoom meeting. Drones are being herded in to a group on the bottom board of one of her hives.

MPSBA Meeting Minutes February 13, 2020 (draft)

Feb 12, 2020 Draft MinutesBoard present: Rob Key meeting opened at 6:35pm 21 people in attendance Rob is currently looking in to speakers for 2020 but nothing is booked yet introduction / updates – some beekeepers already seeing losses this winter – others all is good Rob recommended “Skep beekeeping in the Heathland” youtube video for anyone …

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

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