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. Meeting location will be posted on Website and on our Facebook page.  

In Summer we break from our regular meetings, and conduct Hive Tours to our members’ Bee Yards. 

Our focus is on treatment-free, small cell beekeeping, and best practices that are in synchronicity with nature.

All are welcome…!  

OBA Board Liaison: Julie White

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
Contact: 
Jessica Rhind, President

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. 

OBA Board Liaison: Jannet Ann Leggett

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: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

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: 
Hardford Manning, 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 Hardford Manning 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: André Flys

Eastern Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Metcalfe, ON
Contact: 
Pegi Holtz, President
Telephone: 
613-821-0364

Check out the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

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: Brian Rowaan

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 Coneybeare

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: Brian Rowaan

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: Tim Greer

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 Lake, President
Telephone: 
613-353-6768

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: Julie White

Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin Beekeepers' Association

Arva, ON
Contact: 
Bob Crowhurst, President
Telephone: 
519-666-1670


OBA Board Liaison: Albert Devries

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: Brian Rowaan

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: 
613-398-8422


OBA Board Liaison: Julie White

Rainy River Beekeepers' Association

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


OBA Board Liaison: Brian Rowaan

Southwestern Ontario Beekeepers' Association

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


OBA Board Liaison: Dan Davidson

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: Brian Rowaan

Thunder Bay Beekeepers' Association

Contact: 
Chris Carolan, President
Telephone: 

Check the website for upcoming events.

Association Email: beekeepers@tbaytel.net

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Toronto District Beekeepers' Association

Milton, ON
Contact: 
André Flys, Contact
Telephone: 
416 807-2253

Check the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: Jannet Ann Leggett

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: 
Tom Nolan
Telephone: 
416-575-6626

Meetings are held the 1st Tuesday of every month @ 7:00 pm in the The Earth Sciences Building, University of Toronto, 33 Willcocks Street, Room 4001. 

Please consider joining us...all welcome.

OBA Board Liaison: Jannet Ann Leggett

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