The beekeepers from around the Golden Horseshoe area are one of the largest and liveliest groups in Ontario. We meet to discuss items of interest exchange best practices and current issues or problems beekeepers face. Often talks are given by individuals in the industry from the Ontario Tech-Transfer program or from other individuals in the beekeeping community. If you want to learn more about beekeeping, or share your experiences this is for you.
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Upcoming Meeting Dates: - Marritt Hall Ancaster Fair Grounds 7:30pm.
Thursday Feb. 20 - Annual Elections (link to bylaws) & guest speaker - Mead from Honey
Thursday Mar. 20 - Alison VanAlten speaking about bee insemination
Thursday Apr. 17 - OBA Tech Team speaking about topics of interest to beekeepers.
Thursday May 15 -
GHBA supports local 4-H Club
For the past three years my niece, Amanda Henderson, my brother Scott Henderson and I have led an Apiculture 4-H club in Brant County. It is a bit challenging as there is no standard framework to guide the club as there is in other clubs and 4-H is all about hands on activities. We assemble boxes and frames (often a members first experience with a hammer & nails) inspect a hive at nearly every meeting (thanks to Ontario's gentle stock) and extract honey in the late summer. Last year our club visited the bee lab at Guelph, and Dutchman's Gold in Carlyle. We have had a couple of members become beekeepers, but mostly have developed an understanding of what honeybees are and where they fit in today's world. The Golden Horseshoe Beekeepers have each year purchased items from the Tech Transfer Team to give to the 4-H Apiculture Club members at their awards banquet. This year we gave each member a toque.
Videos of interest to beekeepers and potential beeks.
Looking in from the outside
Ever wonder what goes on inside a bee hive???
Bees - Alexandre Obnovlennyi