Increasingly, the issues facing beekeeping are complex and far reaching. The OBA’s advocacy and leadership role is critical to advancing the mission and vision of the organization.
This section will provide information on OBA advocacy activities, positions, resolutions and partnerships to give members an insight into the strategies employed to protect and further the interests of beekeepers and the beekeeping industry as a whole.
Each year the President of the Board of the OBA submits a report to the membership at the Annual General Meeting detailing action and progress.
The OBA’s advocacy role involves early identification, analysis and strategic response toward resolution. This section will provide position statements on key issues of concern to members. Not all issues will be detailed here, as some will be early in the analytical process, involve sensitive negotiations, or require confidentiality, but the OBA is committed to keeping members apprised of their positions and strategies as they unfold.
OBA resolutions can come from board decisions or from members at the Annual General Meeting. This section provides guidelines for submission of a resolution for consideration as well as a list of resolutions approved by the membership.
The OBA works in partnership with other organizations and initiatives to leverage our impact and support issues of common concern.
The Ontario Beekeepers’ Association is working hard to protect our bees from the impact of neonicotinoid pesticides, diseases and habitat loss and to support bee-positive public policies, but we need your help.