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Welcome to the Central Ontario Beekeepers Association

The Central Ontario Beekeepers Association (COBA) has been representing area beekeepers since 1910. It is a member-driven network of new and experienced beekeepers. Membership includes both hobbyists and commercial beekeepers. Some members manage one or two hives while others have over 500 hives. 

COBA was formed to promote beekeeping, educate beekeepers, liaise with the Ontario Beekeepers Association and the provincial apiarist, and foster community among beekeepers in the region. COBA supports members and those interested in bees and beekeeping through sharing of resources and by providing opportunities to meet and discuss challenges and successes. COBA holds four meetings per year, featuring guest speakers who provide information and research related to bees and beekeeping. COBA also supports the Farms at Work Beekeeping Mentorship Program.

New members are always welcome. To become a member, or for more information, contact the COBA Secretary,

View our upcoming events:

  1. November 19-20: Ontario Beekeepers Association Annual Meeting, Holiday Inn, Peterborough

  2. November 20: 26th Annual  Trenton Woodlot Conference

  3. December 28: COBA Winter Meeting

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