Bee expert Tom Seeley headlines OBA Summer Meeting hosted by UTBA & TDBA

Friday, June 21, 2019 to Saturday, June 22, 2019

Join Urban Toronto and Toronto & District Beekeeper Associations for two learning-rich bee experiences featuring Professor Tom Seeley at this year's OBA Summer Meeting. Everyone is welcome.

Two independent events are planned, and you can buy tickets to attend either or both. Plan early, as space is limited!

SOLD OUT! An Evening with Tom Seeley at the University of Toronto
Friday, June 21st, 7 - 9 pm. $20.

An outstanding researcher into the behaviour and social life of honey bees, and author of books, including Honeybee DemocracyThe Wisdom of the Hive, and the just-released Lives of Bees, the Untold Story of the Honey Bee in the Wild, Professor Seeley will show us how he tracks wild bees to their hives in the Arnot Forest in New York State, where he studies how they survive without human intervention. He will show us how we might follow wild bees ourselves. Copies of his books will be available for sale. 


OBA Summer Meeting at the beautiful Centre for Urban Ecology in the Humber Arboretum
Saturday, June 22nd, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm. $49.99 (includes lunch).
View Detailed Program & buy your tickets here

Tom Seeley is our keynote speaker, talking about his latest research into honey bees that survive in the wild, and the lessons his research suggest for beekeepers.

We will also hear from up-and-coming Ontario bee researchers and hold practical sessions on living with Small Hive Beetle, making products from beeswax, and marketing and labelling your honey. A visit to an apiary in the meadows of the Arboretum is included! We'll also have a queen auction in support of the OBA Tech-Transfer Program and a Vendor Showcase featuring some of the best suppliers in Ontario.

View the flyer.