The BBA works to promote bees and beekeeping, and to provide a sense of community and support to Peel Region beekeepers.
The BBA was founded in 2010. Bee enthusiasts had no local association to join, so an ad went out in the paper, a preliminary meeting was held among those who answered. . .and the BBA resulted.
Our membership is informal -no dues, no formal sign-up, no requirements. It is based on a mailing list count. We are not a registered charity or a cluster of commercial operations, just a small group of part-time hobbyists. Some in our group have several hives, some just one while others are gaining more knowledge to decide if they will start beekeeping.
Those who wish to simply come to a meeting for information are always welcome.
For those wishing to take apiarist courses, please investigate the OBA website for yearly course offerings starting each spring (http://www.ontariobee.com/).
Some of our members belong to the Ontario Beekeepers Association, which governs all of Ontario and in turn is under the Canadian Honey Council (http://www.honeycouncil.ca/). We are a local association (based loosely on county boundaries) listed by the OBA but we do not pretend we speak for all beekeepers in Peel Region. We are proud to have 25 sister associations in Ontario and hope to see more in the future.