Our main meeting hosts a variety of knowledgeable guest speakers such as speakers from the Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA), local bee inspectors, local apiarists, research professors, teachers, educators, scientists and some of our own experienced members. Please feel free to contact us for future meeting ideas as we hope to tailor our meetings to suit our members' needs and interests. Our monthly meetings are scheduled the first Tuesday of the month accept for July and August when we offer events for our members.
November Meeting: Tuesday, November 6, 2018 from 7:15PM - 9:00PM
Topic: Introductory Lecture on Queen Rearing.
Paul Kelly, manager of the University of Guelph's, Honey Bee Research Centre will be giving an introductory lecture on queen rearing. Paul is the Staff Apiarist at the University of Guelph and has been managing the Honey Bee Research Centre there since 1987. At the University of Guelph, Paul continues to conduct apiculture research, primarily focused on honey bee health. He also teaches apiculture and beekeeping courses offered both to students of the University of Guelph and to the general public. Paul also runs honey bee breeding stations on two islands in Lake Simcoe. Before settling in Ontario, he practiced beekeeping in Alberta, British Columbia, Nova Scotia and New Zealand. Paul is also the inventor of The Bee Belt, which you may have seen for sale at beekeeping suppliers across Ontario. This is surely to be a wonderful meeting that you do not want to miss.
To get you in the spirit of queen rearing, check out their video on Queen rearing Buckfast Bees on Thorah Island.