Local Beekeepers' Associations

The local beekeeping associations are a great source of hands-on advice and support. Check this list for the association closest to you and show up at one of their meetings. All are welcome. Contact or email to confirm meeting dates and locations.

Algoma Beekeepers' Association

Sault Ste. Marie, ON
Contact: 
Mary Eaton
Telephone: 
705 248-2021

Algoma Beekeepers'Association established in May 2014.

Contact Mary Eaton for meeting information.

OBA Board Liaison: Tim Greer

Bee Natural Caretakers' Association

Mulmur, ON (just south of Creemore, ON)
Contact: 
Debbie Gray, President
Telephone: 
705 466 BEES (2337)

Meetings held the first Sunday of every month between 1 – 3 PM. We meet September - November, then February - June.  Meetings will be held in Dufferin County (Mulmur, Mono, Shelbourne, etc.) In July and August, we organize Hive Tours and visit selected bee yards to learn and share with one another.

Our focus is on clean, treatment-free, small cell beekeeping, and best practices that are in synchronicity with nature. We welcome guests, new members, and beekeepers of all kind.

OBA Board Liaison: Emily Mills

Beekeepers' Association of Regional Niagara

St. Catharines, ON
Contact: 
George Dubanow, President
Telephone: 
905-934-4913

Meetings are held at the Niagara Regional Police Station Community Room, 5 Lincoln St., Welland.

OBA Board Liaison: Dennis Edell

Brampton Beekeepers' Association

Brampton, ON

Meetings are held every 3rd Tuesday of the month except July, August & December. Informal meeting- 7:30- 9:00 pm at Starbucks, 80 Resolution Drive, Unit D103, Brampton, ON L6W 0A7. This is in the Lowes Plaza on the corner of Kennedy and Steeles. 

Board Liaison: André Flys

Central Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Warsaw, ON
Contact: 
Glen McMullen, President
Telephone: 
705-652-3024

Check the website for meeting dates and locations.

OBA Board Liaison: Emily Mills

Cloverbelt Beekeepers' Association

Dryden, ON
Contact: 
Tim Eady, Interim President
Telephone: 
807 755-2117


OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Dufferin County Beekeepers' Association

Orangeville, ON
Contact: 
Derek Rice, President

Meetings held the third Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm, in the boardroom of Holmes Agro Ltd, 473088 County Rd 11, Orangeville.

Email Derek Rice for meeting information.

OBA Board Liaison: Glen Ackroyd

Durham Region Beekeepers' Association

Sunderland, ON
Contact: 
Toni Beckmann, President
Telephone: 
905-852-0733

The Durham Region group meets at the Greenbank Centennial Hall, 19965 H.W. 7 /12 in Greenbank, Ontario last Monday of the month, meeting 7 times a year.

New members are always welcomed!

OBA Board Liaison: Emily Mills

Eastern Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Metcalfe, ON
Contact: 
Craig McCaffrey, President
Telephone: 
613 692-4020

Check out the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Golden Horseshoe Beekeepers' Association

Brantford, ON
Contact: 
Al Goodfellow, President
Telephone: 
905-531-0350

Meetings held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm from January to November (no December meeting), in Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road, Jerseyville, Ontario.

OBA Board Liaison: Albert Devries

Grand River Beekeepers' Association

Branchton, ON
Contact: 
Vince Nevidon, President
Telephone: 
519-740-1416

Meetings held the 4th Wednesday of the month, except for July, August, December and January at the Christian Fellowship Church, 315 Northlake Dr, Waterloo at 7:30 pm in the basement.

OBA Board Liaison: Jim Wilson

Grey Bruce Beekeepers' Association

Contact: 
Toby Bruce, President
Telephone: 
519-794-3335


OBA Board Liaison: Glen Ackroyd

Haldimand-Norfolk Beekeepers' Association

Simcoe, ON
Contact: 
David Bowen, President
Telephone: 
519-428-5386

Please call and enquire location, date and time of our next meeting.

New members welcome!

OBA Board Liaison: Albert Devries

Huronia Beekeepers' Association

Cookstown, ON
Contact: 
Peter Dickey, President
Telephone: 
705-458-1258

Meetings held the second Thursday of every month @ 7:30 pm, Edgar Community Hall,1167 Old Barrie Rd., Shanty Bay, ON L0L 2L0. 

Check the website for upcoming events.

We welcome new members!

OBA Board Liaison: André Flys

Lanark County Beekeepers' Association

Lanark, ON
Contact: 
Shelley Neilson, Vice President
Telephone: 
613 259-9920

The club meets 4 times per year. Meetings are held at the Ferguson Falls Community Hall, County Road 15, except for the Summer "field day" meeting which is usually held at a member's bee-yard.

Please contact Shelley Neilson for more information.

OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Limestone Beekeepers' Guild

Battersea, ON
Contact: 
Bill Kirby, President and Harley Gallagher, Vice President
Telephone: 
613 449-3311 (Harley Gallagher)

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/limestonebeekeepers/

Meetings are held at the Township of South Frontenac Public Library, Trousdale Room, 4412 Wheatley Street, Sydenham, ON the third Thursday of the month at 7:30pm.

Check the website for upcoming events.

Limestone Beekeepers' Guild serves the Kingston & Frontenac County areas.

We welcome new members!

OBA Board Liaison: Emily Mills

Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin Beekeepers' Association

Arva, ON
Contact: 
Dan Heffernan, President


OBA Board Liaison: Bernie Wiehle

Muskoka-Parry Sound Beekeepers' Association

Bracebridge, ON
Contact: 
Cathy Crowder, President
Telephone: 
705-645-6180

Cathy can also be contacted at work 705-645-9512, 1-877-239-3122 (Ontario only)

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Ottawa Community Beekeepers

Ottawa, ON
Contact: 
Graeme Peterson
Telephone: 
613 240-0317

Please check website for meeting times and location.

OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Quinte Beekeepers' Association

Stirling, ON
Contact: 
Liz Corbett
Telephone: 
613-827-7277


OBA Board Liaison: Emily Mills

Rainy River Beekeepers' Association

Stratton, ON
Contact: 
Richard Neilson, President
Telephone: 
807-487-2387
Facsimile: 
807-483-1217

 
OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Southwestern Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Chatham, ON
Contact: 
Mike Dodok, President
Telephone: 
519-351-8338

 
OBA Board Liaison: Steve Bryans

Sudbury & District Beekeepers' Association

Sudbury, ON
Contact: 
Paul Adam, President
Telephone: 
705-920-2868

June 2012 Buzzword

Check the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Thunder Bay Beekeepers' Association

Contact: 
Bruce Brown, President

Check the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Toronto District Beekeepers' Association

Richmond Hill, ON
Contact: 
Paul de van der Schueren and James Murray, co-presidents
Telephone: 
C: 416 846-5105

Check the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: André Flys

Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association

Renfrew, ON
Contact: 
Murray Borer, President
Telephone: 
613-432-3432


OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Urban Toronto Beekeepers' Association

Toronto, Ontario
Contact: 
Fran Freeman
Telephone: 
416 534-6047

Facebookhttp://www.facebook.com/groups/urbantorontobeekeepers/

Meetings are generally held the 1st Tuesday of every month in the the Faculty of Forestry, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street.  Use south entrance on Bancroft Ave., just east of the GSU Pub (GSU Pub address is 16 Bancroft Ave.).  At 0630, we have a session for new/all beekeepers in Room ES1016M and at 0700 the regular meeting is in Room 4001.  Check our website or Facebook for changes in time or location.

Please consider joining us...all are welcome.

OBA Board Liaison: Dennis Edell

Wellington County Beekeepers' Association

Guelph Region
Contact: 
David and Egan Baird
Telephone: 
519-787-2530

Meetings held the second Monday in the months of September - November, January - June, at 7:30pm at The Guelph Curling Club, 816 Woolwich Street West, just north of Woodlawn Street West, Guelph, ON.

Alternate e-mail: eganbaird@gmail.com

OBA Board Liaison: Jim Coneybeare