Central Ontario Beekeepers' Association
Central Ontario Beekeepers Association Spring Meeting 2018
Date: Friday April 20th, 2018
Location: Centreville Presbyterian Church Hall, 574 County Rd 28, north of Bailieboro, South Monaghan
Time: Join us at 6:30 for informal networking. The first presentation will start at 7:00 pm.
Light refreshments will be provided
Topics and Speakers:
• Honey Labelling Clinic – Teresa Ferreira, OMAFRA
Teresa is the Regulatory and Standards Coordinator in the Foods of Plant Origin Program at OMAFRA. Her main roles are to provide analysis of the regulations, establish program policy and procedures related to food safety, and to design and deliver educational programming that aligns with industry learning needs.
In her presentation, Teresa will cover all regulatory requirements with respect to the sale of honey in Ontario. She will focus on the labelling requirements, and touch on grade and colour class, container sizes, and the difference between retail and farm gate label requirements.
• Queen Rearing - Paul Kelly, Research and Apiary Manager, Honey Bee Research Centre, U of Guelph. (youtube.com/c/ UoGHoneyBeeResearchCentre)
Paul has managed the University of Guelph’s Honey Bee Research Centre for the past thirty years. His primary role is to manage honeybee colonies for research and teaching purposes. He provides
research support for hive health science, training for students and beekeepers, coordinates and teaches beekeeping courses, conducts facility tours for the general public and hasn’t stopped talking about bees since taking his first apiculture course in 1980! He makes and sells Bee Belts, the tool belt for beekeepers.
In his presentation, Paul will talk about how and why bees raise queens in natural situations, and methods of utilizing these principles to encourage the production of quality queens.
Note: The Queen Rearing session will be followed by a hands-on session with Jerry Jerrard on June 10th at 10 am at Kawartha Lakes Honey, 465 Colony Rd., RR 2, Bobcaygeon
COBA 2018 MEMBERSHIP FEES: $20 per family (living at the same location). Membership fees can be paid at COBA meetings.
Non-members will be asked to pay $5 per person, per meeting