A group of worker bees

Illustration provided by Marty Elmer and used under Creative Commons license.

The Grand River Beekeepers’ Association is my local beekeeping association. I attended my first beekeepers meeting last night. It’s nice to be able to interact with real, local beekeepers finally.

The Grand River Beekeepers’ Association (GRBA) is the beekeeping association for Kitchener-Waterloo and surrounding area. Last night there were 29 people at the meeting (9 women and 20 men) ranging in age from about 25 to 75. There was also a wide variety of experience levels in the room. There were a handful of brand new beekeepers—like myself—and beekeepers with decades of experience. Read the rest of this entry »