OBA Summer Meeting

OBA Summer Meeting Tickets Available Now!

The Urban Toronto Beekeepers’ Association and Toronto District Beekeepers’ Association are pleased to invite you to attend two events that they have organized for June 21st and 22nd.

On June 21st, we are hosting An Evening with Tom Seeley at the University of Toronto.

Photo: Jan Michael, rucher école Villa le Bosquet

An outstanding researcher into the behaviour and social life of honey bees, and author of books including Honeybee Democracy, The Wisdom of the Hive, and the just-released Lives of Bees, the Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild, Professor Seeley will show us how he tracks wild bees to their hives in the Arnot Forest in New York State, where he studies how they survive without human intervention. He will show us how we might follow wild bees ourselves. Copies of his books will be available for sale.

For tickets, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/an-evening-with-tom-seeley-tickets-60442535250?utm_term=eventurl_text

On June 22nd, we are hosting the all-day OBA Summer Meeting at the beautiful Centre for Urban Ecology in the Humber Arboretum.

Photo: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum

Tom Seeley is our keynote speaker, talking about his latest research into honey bees that survive in the wild, and the lessons his research suggest for beekeepers.

We will also hear from up-and-coming Ontario bee researchers and hold practical sessions on living with Small Hive Beetle, making products from beeswax, and marketing and labelling your honey. A visit to an apiary in the meadows of the Arboretum is included! We'll also have a queen auction in support of the OBA Tech Transfer program.

For a detailed program and tickets to this all-day event, please go to https://www.eventbrite.ca/e/oba-summer-meeting-featuring-thomas-seeley-tickets-56535839217?aff=ebdssbdestsearch