Membership Categories

Whether you are new to beekeeping, a seasoned veteran or an industry supporter, the OBA has a membership plan for you.

All plans have access to member benefits including voting and membership in the Canadian Honey Council (CHC). (The Canadian Honey Council’s (CHC) mandatory fees are included.) All memberships include the Ontario Bee Journal and the CHC’s Hivelights magazine. All memberships are charged HST.


Young beekeeper: If you are a beekeeper under the age of 25, this plan is for you.$50
New beekeeper: Introductory price for first year of OBA membership.$50
Small-scale beekeeper: If you have fewer than 50 active colonies, this plan is for you.$100
Larger or Commercial beekeeper: If you have 50 or more active colonies, this plan is for you. (A Hive Assessment Fee is added to this price level)$100
Industry/supplier/supporter membership: If you are an equipment/product supplier to beekeepers or your work relates to the beekeeping industry; or if you are a non-beekeeper wishing to support the objectives of OBA, this plan is for you. If your main focus is beekeeping, the previous membership categories are for you. N.B. The insurance program is not available to suppliers.$300
Local Beekeeping Association N.B. The insurance program is not available to local associations.$100