2024 Association Meeting Schedule

Here is a list of our meetings for 2024.  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. 

Wed Feb 7, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Mar 13, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Apr 10, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed May 8, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Aug 14, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Sep 11, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Oct 9, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm

Wed Nov 13, 2024 | 7:00pm  to 9:00pm


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.



  • 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