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Beekeeping Resources

Learning about beekeeping is a rich and varied pursuit; courses, books and experiential learning all help to develop the art of beekeeping.

2019 COBA Conference - Beekeeping Locally & Abroad: Issues, Challenges & Hope
Please see below for a selection of presentations from our 2019 conference!

Raffaele Dall’Olio: COLOSS overview
Raffaele Dall'Olio: Genetic Conservation
Raffaele Dall’Olio: Queen Rearing
Raffaele Dall’Olio: Honey Crystallization

The internet has an overwhelming number of sites devoted to beekeeping.

A good place to start is the Ontario Beekeepers Association (OBA). The mission of the OBA is to ensure a thriving and sustainable beekeeping industry in Ontario by advocating for beekeepers’ interests, supporting honey bee health research and delivering practical training and information. Check out their website for links to: Getting Started in Beekeeping, Workshops and Resources, Industry Links, Issues and Advocacy, and All About Honey

Green Up Announces Community Beekeeping Program.  For details go to the link above and find out about the interesting things soon to come to this area!

Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Apiculture

Canadian Honey Council

University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre

For field courses visit:

Learn more about current concerns facing bees and beekeepers including FAQs, scientific research, and Ontario Beekeeper's Association resources.

Swarm Capture: If you ever see a swarm of honey bees on your property and would like assistance, read about contacting a beekeeper on our Marketplace Page.