The purpose of the EOBA Association is to:

  • Assist its members and others interested in bees and beekeeping;
  • Assist members with their beekeeping problems;
  • Cooperate with the (OMAF) Ministry of Agriculture and Food ;
  • Disseminate the latest beekeeping information;
  • Exchange new beekeeping ideas and to educate the public at large;
  • Promote good marketing practices;
  • Promote improvement of the beekeeping industry in Eastern Ontario;
  • Provide opportunities for members to meet and discuss their challenges and successes;

News and Announcements

Check back here often for the latest EOBA meeting announcements, newsletters, and relevant news.

EOBA 2014 Fall Meeting

October 27, 2014 - 7:00 pm
St Richards Church House (corner of Merivale and Withrow
8 Withrow Avenue,
Nepean, ON  K2G 2H6.

There is a lot of parking on Rossland Ave.


OBA Summer Meeting 2014

Mark your calendar: The OBA summer meeting will be Sunday, August 17th, 2014

This year it's a picnic and hands-on beekeeping day in partnership with Lanark County Beekeepers' Association. Everyone is welcome. It will be potluck or bring your own picnic. No registration fee.

For more information please click on the link below:

EOBA Fall Meeting 2014

Monday, October 27, 2014
7:00p.m. till 10:00p.m.
St. Richard's Anglican Church
8 Withrow Ave. (enter through Rossland St.)
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2H6

There is ample parking on Rossland Ave.

Bus Information:

  • OC Transpo route 176 passes the church on Merivale Road

  • OC Transpo routes 86, 111, 116 pass nearby on Meadowlands Drive East at Merivale OC Transpo route 118 passes nearby on Baseline Road at Clyde Avenue

  • OC Transpo route 151 passes nearby on Merivale at Clyde Avenue

Agenda to follow.


Spring meeting highlights, 2014

Over 70 people attended our meeting, including members of the Lanark County.

Brent Halsall reviewed on how to make splits and he also gave a hand-out. Melanie Kempers of the Tech Transfer Program updated us on Nosema impact study and a Queen quality study.  She also discussed the upcoming 2014 projects.

Our auction was very successful, thanks to all the participants.  We raised over $1,000 for the Tech Transfer Program.  


Beehive auction will take place at our next EOBA spring meeting on Monday April 14th, 2014.

Complete Basic Hive, Bees included !!!

Consists of - Telescoping Roof, inner cover, 2 deep brood boxes with 4, L-shaped metal frame rests, 16 wood frames with  wax coated plastic foundation, bottom board, entrance reducer, 4 frame nuke of Hutchings Bees, (with marked queen), metal queen excluder, 3 shallow honey supers with 6 metal 9 frame spacers , 27 wooden shallow frames with  wax coated plastic foundation.

EOBA Spring Meeting 2014

Monday, April 14, 2014
7:00p.m. till 10:00p.m.
St. Richard's Anglican Church
8 Withrow Ave. (enter through Rossland St.)
Ottawa, Ontario K2G 2H6

There is ample parking on Rossland Ave.

Bus Information:


Cooking with Honey - Get your recipe books today

Cooking with Honey

Get your Cooking with Honey and Summer Cooking with Honey cookbooks!


Only $5 each.

Proceeds from the cookbooks go directly to support activities by our Eastern Ontario Beekeepers Association.

Eastern Ontario Beekeepers Association - September 2013 Newsletter

Fall Meeting - September 23, 2013 - 7pm

The fall meeting will be held on September 23, 2013 starting at 7:00 at St Richards Church House 8 Withrow Avenue, Nepean, ON.  K2G 2H6. The church is on a corner of Merivale and Withrow. There is a lot of parking on Rossland Ave.

Bus Information:

New Local Beekeepers Facebook Group

A fellow beekeeper Kyle Baker and Marc Gravel created a Facebook Group called The NCR Beekeepers Network following the Summer Field Day event at Paul Lacelle’s Apiary. We thought we’d like to keep the buzz going with the creation of the group for beekeepers in the Ottawa Valley - A place to interact freely with one another about beekeeping in our own geographic location!

The NCR Beekeepers Network has been set up so everyone who has an interest in beekeeping (new and seasoned) can post pictures, videos, ask questions, get advice, etc.

Update - 2013 Beekeepers' Summer Field Day

Please bring your family and friends to our 2013 Summer Field Day.

Beekeepers in Eastern Ontario
Please come to the

August 25, 2013 is the date set for this Summer Beekeepers Field Day.

Paul Lacelle has graciously offered to host this meeting. His home is on Spruce Drive, just off Concession 5A Mississippi Mills, near Carleton Place.

Although the schedule has not been finalized, it will run from 10:00 a:m to 2:00 pm.


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