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OBA Summer Meeting - Featuring Thomas Seeley
8:30 AM - 11:59 PM Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum
Date: June 22, 2019 to June 22, 2019
Where: Centre for Urban Ecology, Humber Arboretum, 205 Humber College Boulevard, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
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Join fellow beekeepers at the Centre for Urban Ecology in the beautiful Humber Arboretum for an exciting summer beekeeping event featuring honeybee researcher and author Tom Seeley! Hosted jointly by the Urban Toronto Beekeepers' Association and the Toronto District Beekeepers' Association, on behalf of the Ontario Beekeepers' Association (OBA), this summer meeting will be held on Saturday June 22, 2019.Our keynote speaker is Thomas Dyer Seeley, an outstanding researcher into the behavior and social life of honey bees, and author of several important books about bees, including The Lives of Bees, just released. We will also hear from knowledgeable bee researchers from around Ontario, and hold practical workshops on topics including products from the hive and marketing and labelling your honey. A visit to an apiary in the meadows of the Arboretum is included! We'll also have a queen auction in support of the OBA Tech Transfer program.  For added interest, please join us on Friday, June 21st to hear Tom Seeley speak about Following the Wild Bees: The Craft of Bee Hunting. See the "Evening with Tom Seeley" Eventbrite page for sign-up details! Saturday June 22nd, 2019 Agenda: 8:30 - 9:00 a.m. Registration, Coffee 9:00 - 9:15 a.m. Welcome - André Flys, OBA President. Introduction of Hosts, Sponsors and Exhibitors, Review of Day's Agenda 9:15 - 10:15 a.m. Keynote Speech by Thomas Seeley, Cornell University, based on his new book The Lives of Bees: The Untold Story of the Honeybee in the Wild, describing his research on wild bees in the Arnot Forest and lessons this research suggests for beekeepers. 10:15 - 10:30 a.m.  Break, Coffee and Snacks 10:30 - 11:00 a.m. Nadia Tsvetkov, York University - Honeybee research at the Amro Zayed Laboratory including impacts of neonics on bees and the BeeOmics Project (genetic selection of Ontario queens for hygienic behavior, overwintering,  honey production & gentleness) 11:00 - 11:30 a.m. Nuria Morfin, University of G