2018 Association Meeting Schedule

Here is a list of our meetings for 2018.  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.

Sat Mar 17, 2018 | 9:30am to 11:30am
SPEAKER: Sarah Martz – OMAFRA – Labelling Honey

Sat Apr 21, 2018 | 9:30am to 11:30am

Fri May 11, 2018 | 6:00/6:30pm  to 9:30pm
SPEAKER: Gord Slemin, Honey Judging Presentation
– Snacks will be available starting at 6pm if you want to come a bit early, meeting still starts at 6:30pm

Sat June 2, 2018 | Bee Yard Tour – CANCELED DUE TO BAD YEAR

Sun June 3, 2018 | MPSBA Pot Luck Picnic June 3, 2018 – 10am to 2pm
92 West Road, Huntsville – RSVP to Rob Key – 705-783-3320

Fri Aug 10, 2018 | 6:30pm  to 9:30pm
*** update Aug 8 – Tom Nolan was going to speak this Friday but due to other commitments he is not able to make it, we will reschedule him for next year *** SPEAKER: Tom Nolan from N.O.D. Apiary Supplies will be giving a presentation on Mite Away Quick Strips (MAQS).  This is a timely presentation, because if you use MAQS, the second half of August is when you should be doing your final application for the season.

Fri Sep 7, 2018 | 6:30pm  to 9:30pm
SPEAKER: OBA Tech Transfer Team

Fri Oct 12, 2018 | 6:30pm  to 9:30pm
*** Due to budgetary restraints Tim’s trip was canceled, so we will have lots of time for questions and bee talk and ‘show and tell’ – bring honey for tasting if you want ***
SPEAKER: Tim Greer, our Provincial Bee Inspector, and co-owner/operator of Lilley Bee Apiaries Ltd.  will be speaking.

Sat Nov 17, 2018 | 11:30am to 2:00pm
Pot Luck Luncheon




  • 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)


Online How-to Videos (based in Ontario)

Local Bee / Equipment Suppliers

Other Ontario Suppliers



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


The current executive is:

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

Please contact the Association via email to Communications Director at muskokabeesmith@gmail.com

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