Ontario Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association

Welcome to the Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association.

The Ontario-Finger Lakes Beekeepers Association performs many community projects around the Finger Lakes including Monroe County, Ontario County, Wayne County, Yates County and Livingstion County.

Just a few of the projects we are a part of in the community are:

  • Free beginner beekeeping classes
  • Extractions in homes and buildings
  • Mentor for new beginner beekeepers
  • Free membership in the association
  • Swarm Removal

Beekeeping Classes

Beginning Beekeeper Classes 2015


COST: $0 - Yes it is free!

The course will be held on the following dates in 2015:

- Tuesday January 6th

- Tuesday January 20th

- Tuesday February 3rd

- Tuesday February 17th

- Tuesday March 3rd

All classes are held at the Cornell Cooperative Extension Building, 480 North Main Street, Canandaigua, NY, and will start as close to 6:30pm as possible and runs to 8:30pm or later.

Click here for directions.

Members from our club will be the lead teachers for the course with others doing some of the specialized presentations. The following is the general outline that will be followed:

While the class has started, we welcome you to start coming to the next class, you still have time to start beekeeping this year!

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Advance Beekeeping Class

The Intermediate and Advanced Class is being taught by Rich Riedman and Joel Steele.

  • On Wednesday, Jan 28th, 2015.  6:30pm to 9pm


Monthly Meetings

Our monthly meetings are open to the public and are free to attend. We often have guest speakers at our meetings that cover a wide range of topics. They are held at 7pm the second Monday of every month at the Canandaigua VA Medical Center, Building 5 Auditorium, 400 Fort Hill Avenue Canandaigua, NY 14424. Club officers meet prior to the meeting to review club business, this is open to the general membership. All presenters and announcements must meet with club officers 15 minutes prior to the start of the meeting to review their message and approve it.


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