Meet a Beekeeper

Five Guys and a Hobby

What started as an interest and love of bees has led five guys that originally kept bees as a hobby to be elected as the newest members of the OBA Board of Directors.

Jim Coneybeare

If you ask Jim Coneybeare what he does each day, he’ll tell you it depends on the weather...or whether...That is, he plans his days according to what the weather is doing and whether or not the things that need to get done each day, get done.

Keri and Al Lockhart - Beaver Valley Gold Honey
"The thing I like most about beekeeping is the independence. It is just me and the bees." says Al Lockhart, owner of Beaver Valley Gold Honey.
Melanie Coates OBA Beekeeper

Toronto Urban Beekeeper, BEEGrrl Melanie Coates, head beekeeper at The Fairmont Royal York.

Diane Krout
Diane Krout developed an interest in honeybees volunteering as a Girl Guide leader. “The second interest badge in the book was Beekeeper and I often thought that would be interesting”.