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: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Ausable Bee Club (ABC)

Hensall
Contact: 
Tom Prout, Contact


ABC meets, usually monthly, at Ferguson’s Apiaries, 39006 Huron 84, Hensall, ON N0M 1X0. Monthly topics include Q & A, speakers, topics to fit the time of the year and what the beekeepers are doing in the yard.

Membership fee is $20/yr. Everyone welcome - we have members from London, Stratford, Goderich, Clinton, Exeter, Grand Bend, and area.

Please contact Tom to confirm dates, times and topics of meetings. 

OBA Board Liaison: Bernie Wiehle

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. 

Check website for meeting / contact details. 

Board Liaison: Andrew Pitek

Central Ontario Beekeepers' Association

Castleton, ON
Contact: 
Ian Hartford, President
Telephone: 
905-349-1021

Check the website for meeting dates and locations.

OBA Board Liaison: Andre Flys

Cloverbelt Beekeepers' Association

Dryden, ON
Contact: 
Tammy Graf, Contact

Contact for information.

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Dufferin Beekeepers' Association

Orangeville, ON
Contact: 
Peter Chorabik, President
Telephone: 
416-809-5669

OBA LBA Member!

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

Email Peter for meeting information.

OBA Board Liaison: Andrew Pitek

Durham Region Beekeepers' Association

Sunderland, ON
NOTICE: All Durham Region Beekeepers' Association meetings have been cancelled until further notice due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Durham Region Beekeepers' Association meets the last Monday of the month, seven times per year at the Greenbank Centennial Hall, 19965 Highway 7/12 in Greenbank, Ontario. 
New members are always welcome!
 
Toni Beckman, Past President, 905 852-0733
Chris Campbell, 416 543-0401 (call or text). 
= primary contact for Swarms & Hive removals.
 
OBA Board Liaison: James Murray

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

Essex Beekeepers' Association

Essex County and surrounding area
Contact: 
Tim Purdie
Telephone: 
226-246-3968
New local beekeepers group. Check the facebook page for information: 
 
Board Liaison: Tom Congdon

Golden Horseshoe Beekeepers' Association

Greater Hamilton, Brant and Halton Regions
Contact: 
Roy Allemann, President
Telephone: 
905-580-7158

Meetings generally held the third Thursday of the month at 7:30 pm from January to November (no December meeting), on the 2nd floor of Marritt Hall at the Ancaster Fairgrounds, 630 Trinity Road South, Jerseyville, Ontario.

OBA Board Liaison: Albert Devries

Grand River Beekeepers' Association

Waterloo Region
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.

PLEASE NOTE: Due COVID-19 we are meeting online. Contact us via email for, date, time and connection info.

OBA Board Liaison: Jim Coneybeare

Grey Bruce Beekeepers' Association

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

OBA Board Liaison: Jim Coneybeare

Haldimand-Norfolk Beekeepers' Association

Simcoe, ON
Contact: 
Kelly Bowers-Moodie, President
Telephone: 
519-909-8418

Meetings take place monthly on the second Wednesday.  Check the website for up-to-date details or changes.

New members welcome!

OBA Board Liaison: Steve Bryans

Huronia Beekeepers' Association

Edgar, ON
Contact: 
Gord Slemin, President
Telephone: 
705-727-9817

OBA LBA Member!

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: Adam Ritchie

Lanark County Beekeepers' Association

Lanark, ON
Contact: 
Shelley Neilson, Vice President
Telephone: 
613 326-1926

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: 
Alexandra Pedersen, Communications Officer
Notice! Meetings postponed until further notice.
 
Meetings are held the basement hall of Kingston Christian Fellowship Centre at 2621 Hwy 38 Westbrook, ON K7P 2Y7 about 4.5 km north of the 401. Entrance through the main doors facing Highway #38, 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.
 
 
New members welcome!
 
OBA Board Liaison: Ian Grant

Middlesex, Oxford, Elgin Beekeepers' Association

Arva, ON
Contact: 
Angela Cox, President

OBA LBA Member!

OBA Board Liaison: Albert Devries

Mississauga Beekeepers Association

Mississauga
Contact: 
Stephen Rice
Telephone: 
905 606 0179
Mississauga Beekeepers Association, but also known as Big City Bees
Find more information on Facebook or Instagram
 
We meet the first Wednesday each month. 
See Instagram for notices.

Muskoka-Parry Sound Beekeepers' Association

Huntsville, ON
Contact: 
Robert Key, President
Telephone: 
705 783-3320
OBA LBA Member
 
OBA Board Liaison: Adam Ritchie

Niagara Beekeepers' Association (formerly Beekeepers' Association of Regional Niagara)

St. Catharines, ON
Contact: 
George Dubanow, President | Clayton Nadeau, Club Contact
Telephone: 
(905) 934-4913 (George Dubanow)

Meetings are held at the District Regional Spay Neuter Clinic, 700 East Main Street, Welland. 

Call or email for information.

OBA Board Liaison: Joanna Paul

Niagara Beekeepers' Club

Niagara-on-the-Lake
Contact: 
Stella Unger, President; Ed Unger, Vice-president
Telephone: 
905 984-4408

Other Website

NBC is a non for profit membership club that meets every first Thursday of the month.

Membership includes store discounts, bulk discounts, special event pricing, access to our exclusive online forum, beekeeping news and updates and much more!

Check out our website for more details.

OBA Board Liaison: Dennis Edell

Ottawa Community Beekeepers

Ottawa, ON
Contact: 
Helene Hutchings

Please check website for meeting times and location.

OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Quinte Beekeepers' Association

Belleville, ON
Contact: 
Curt Hardy
Telephone: 
613-922-0835
Quinte Beekeeper Association meetings are generally held on the 2nd Tuesday of every month. 
For more information on meetings and beekeeping in the Quinte area, please contact either Curt Hardy, quintebeerescue@gmail.com, 613-922-0835 or Will VanDrie, will.vandrie@gmail.com, 613-848-7808.
 
OBA Board Liaison: Ian Grant

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: 
Jo-Anne Beauparlant, Secretary; Richard Conrad, President
Telephone: 
705-920-2868 (Jo-Anne)
Check the website for upcoming events.
For more information:
   Jo-Anne Beauparlant, Secretary: jdbeauparlant@yahoo.ca
   Richard Conrad, President: rconrad@bristolmachine.com
 
OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Thunder Bay Beekeepers' Association

Contact: 
Bruce Brown, President

OBA LBA Member!

Check the website for upcoming events.

OBA Board Liaison: OBA Tech-Transfer Program

Toronto Beekeepers' Collective

Toronto, ON
Contact: 
Nancy Bardecki
OBA LBA Member!
 
The Toronto Beekeepers Collective (TBC) is dedicated to learning about bees and beekeeping, providing public education around bees, involving ourselves in political advocacy on behalf of bees. We are also responsible for the care of our shared hives throughout the Greater Toronto Area.
 
The TBC is a proud member of both the Toronto District Beekeepers’ Association (TDBA) and the Ontario Beekeepers’ Association. 
 
OBA Board Liaison: Andre Flys

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: James Murray

Upper Ottawa Valley Beekeepers' Association

Renfrew, ON
Contact: 
Breck Demers, President
Telephone: 
613-281-1049


OBA Board Liaison: Paul Lacelle

Urban Toronto Beekeepers' Association

Toronto, ON
Contact: 
Fran Freeman
Meetings are held the first Tuesday of each month except for July and August.
 
During the COVID-19 Pandemic, virtual meetings will be held by Zoom.
Virtual meeting details are available on our Facebook group page.
 
Meetings include:
·      Seasonal ‘Bee Educated’ Session with our own master beekeeper volunteers
·      Scientists, Authors and other professional speakers via Zoom
·      Scientific Paper Reviews
·      Updates from the Tech Transfer Team and the OBA
·      Social Functions, Bees, Beer & BBQ (when the pandemic is over)
·      Learning about our mentorship program (when the pandemic is over)
 

OBA Board Liaison: Dennis Edell

Wellington County Beekeepers' Association

Guelph Region
Contact: 
Dennis Schmidt - President
Telephone: 
519 577-7068

NOTICE! Meetings temporarily postponed until further notice.

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