2021 Association Meeting Schedule

We are currently looking in to options for in-person meetings in 2021 but it is still not possible.

We are currently holding regular online Zoom meetings for members only. Please contact us at email@muskokaparrysoundbee.ca for more details.

News

Field Day – Sat Aug 21, 2021

It was a scorcher, but we enjoyed an amazing field day at Rob Key’s bee yard in Port Sydney. Glenys Robinson and her team from Tech Transfer led us through a series of workshops and it was great to get together in person after so long.

Noël Shank 1944-2021

Sudbury, Ontario December 18, 1944 – March 13, 2021 The family announces the death of Noël Shank on March 13, 2021, at his home in Val Caron, following a courageous battle with cancer. He was 76 years old. https://www.tributearchive.com/obituaries/20307408/No-l-Shank

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.

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.

Online How-to Videos (based in Ontario)

Other beekeeping videos

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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