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
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.
Our annual picnic is our main source for donations. We hold an auction of items that are donated to us. We ask that every member bring a dish to pass and an item to donate to the auction. This allows us not to have dues, pay our outside speakers and other bills we have. While this alone is not enough to cover all of the clubs bills, this does cover 90% of it.
It is always scheduled for the second Saturday in August, unless that conflicts with other major beekeeping events.
It is held at Powder Mill Park East Area.
This Year's, 2014 Picnic is scheduled for August 9th, 2014.