Ontario Beekeepers Association Annual General Meeting

Friday, November 18, 2022 - 9:00am to Saturday, November 19, 2022 - 4:30pm
Ontario Beekeepers Association AGM & Conference - Register Now!
We're back! It's been a few years but it's time to see each other face to face, live and in-person again. We can't wait. It's been too long.

The OBA AGM Annual General Meeting (AGM) & Conference will take place Friday, November 18th and Saturday, November 19th at the Holiday Inn Kingston Waterfront, in Kingston ON.

Convention will be hybrid: In-person & ONLINE via Zoom (both require registration)

Early bird registration rates will end on November 4th - Don't delay.

Get involved! Any member of the OBA can put forth Membership Resolutions. The deadline to submit resolutions to the board is Friday November 4th.
Voting on Membership or Board Resolutions occurs during the OBA Business meeting on Friday, November 18th.
See the call for Member Resolutions. N.B No resolutions have been received for 2022.
Another way to get involved is to run for the Board of Directors. The Board of Directors is a great way to understand the day to day inner workings of the industry, understand the demands and struggles and strive to implement effective strategies to deal with these aspects. Nominations for the board will be received until November 4th.
Voting on Board of Director Nominations occurs during the OBA Business meeting on Friday, November 18th.
See Board Nominations for more information.
There's an OBA TTP Advanced Pest Management Workshop on the Thursday before the AGM - November 17th from 9-5. Come a day early and learn all about the various pests and diseases that affect bees, but in a more in-depth manner, with microscopes!
Check out TTP's Workshop Page for more information.

The Agenda:

  • The current Agenda is HERE.  (N.B. Agenda is subject to change)
  • Speaker Profiles can be found HERE.

The Meeting:

  • The tradeshow room is back. We'll have vendors and information booths ready to chat with you about all things beekeeping. Come see Stanabbey, Ceracell Beekeeping Supplies, Dominion & Grimm Inc., Andermatt Canada, Dancing Bee Equipment, NOD Apiary Products Ltd, Propolis-etc..., Natures Taste, Busy Bee Beekeeping & Candle supplies, Wellington Produce Packaging, B'Y's Apitherapy Wellness Centre and The UoG Honey Bee Reserach Centre.
  • We have decided to not do a formal banquet this year and instead host a fun social night, filled with snacks, cash bar, games, and more. It's included in the registration fee, and will take place on the Friday night between the two conference days. All registrants can attend.
  • The option to attend online is available if you can't make it to Kingston.
  • The silent auction will remain online, via Facebook, after the AGM is complete so that all can participate, whether at the meeting or not.
  • The honey exchange will be available. Bring jars of your unique, seasonal or otherwise interesting honey and take home someone else's unique, seasonal or otherwise interesting honey. 500g jars please!
  • A block of rooms has been set aside for the conference at a preferred rate. The code and access information for booking your stay at the hotel is found within the registration page. Deadline for booking the room at the preferred rate is Oct 25th.