Meetings start at 7:30PM. Members can arrive at the Kortright Centre any time after 6:30pm

To access the Kortright Centre you will need to enter the following code at the gate #9583 


Wednesday June 7, 2023

  • GUEST SPEAKER – Dr. Shelley Hoover – Honeybee Nutrition and Health

    Dr. Shelley Hoover, Biological Sciences, University of Lethbridge, Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada

    Dr. Shelley Hoover is an Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at the University of Lethbridge, in Lethbridge, Alberta, Canada. Her research focuses on honeybee health and management, queen production and breeding, and nutrition, as well as canola pollination. Previously, Shelley was the head of the Apiculture Program for the Province of Alberta and has held Research Associate positions at the Universities of Canterbury and British Columbia.  Shelley is also the past President of the Canadian Association of Professional Apiculturists and the Entomological Society of Alberta.

Wednesday July 12, 2023

  • GUEST SPEAKER – OBA Tech Transfer Program

Wednesday August 2, 2023

  • GUEST SPEAKER – BRIAN BURGENER –  Beekeeping in French Polynesia

Wednesday September 13, 2023

  • GUEST SPEAKER – SARAH MACKELL. –   Native Bee and Honey Bee Compition

    Sarah MacKell, MSc (she/her) Lead Biologist – Native Pollinator Initiative, Wildlife Preservation Canada, Guelph, Ontario, Canada

    Sarah MacKell is an ecologist and conservation biologist whose focus is on pollinator conservation in Canada, especially bumble bees. She has an MSc in Biology from York University where she investigated whether there is competit between honey bees and wild bees in the Greater Toronto Area. Currently she is the Lead Biologist for Wildlife Preservation Canada’s Native Pollinator Initiative, where she mainly focuses on the Bumble Bee Recovery Program. The program’s mission is to recover at-risk bumble bee species in Canada by leading conservation breeding and release techniques, population monitoring, field and lab research, and community science, while collaborating with partners across species’ ranges. In addition, she assists with reintroductions of the Endangered Mottled Duskywing at Pinery Provincial Park, as part of the Ontario Butterfly Species at Risk Recovery Team.

Wednesday October 4, 2023

  • GUEST SPEAKER – Dr Leonard Foster, Professor and Head Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of British Columbia, Canada

Wednesday November8, 2023

  • End of Season recap
  • TDBA General Elections
  • General Discussion


Wednesday April 4, 2024

  • GUEST SPEAKER – Paul Kelly – Medical use of Hive Products

    Paul Kelly, Honeybee Research Centre Staff Apiarist, University of Guelph, Ontario, Canada

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