Date: December 10th, 2022
Location: 92 Queen Street, Charlottetown Library Meeting Room
Registration opens at 10am – 10:30am for membership renewal and new members. To save time, please renew your membership online.
The following timeline is subjective to change.
10:00 – 10:30 – Registration
10:30 – 11:20 – Cameron Menzies
11:20 – 11:30 – Health Break
11:30 – 12:30 – Ian Steppler
12:30 – 1:00pm – Lunch
1:00pm – 1:50pm – Andrew Byers / Annie Bennett
1:50pm – 2:00pm – Health Break
2:00pm – 3:00pm – Paul Kelly
3:00pm – 4:00pm – Business Meeting
We are happy to announce the following speakers for our 2022 AGM
Ian Steppler – a Canadian Beekeeper’s Blog – With over 80K YouTube subscribers Ian Steppler produces daily to weekly content talking about his journey as a beekeeper in Canada. His videos and willingness to share his knowledge inspires and educates new to advanced beekeepers all over the world. Ian will be joining our AGM virtually on Dec 10th to talk about how he maintains his nuc battery within his operation, the secret to a sustainable profitable honey bee operation.
Cameron Menzies – PEI Provincial Apiarist – Cameron has been with the Province of PEI as the Provincial Apiarist since 2018. A graduate of the University of Guelph with honours BSc in Biology and a minor in Zoology. Cameron will be providing his yearly report titled “Provincial Apiarist Extension Report” that will detail this past year on fruit crop pollination, hive importation and a brief overview of local inspections that took place this summer with Mary and Fletcher Colpitts.
Andrew Byers, PhD – Senior Apiculturist / ATTTA Program Lead – Andrew is the Senior Apiculturist and Program Lead for the Atlantic Tech Transfer Team for Apiculture. He has been very pleased to support the industry through colony inspections for both Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, as well as be involved with provincial and regional associations. Andrew continues to teach in higher education and keeps honey bees at both his family farm in Northern Nova Scotia and in central New Brunswick. Annie Bennett and Andrew Byers will be updating us on ATTTA’s activities and year in review.
Paul Kelly – The University of Guelph Honey Bee Research Centre, Research and Apiary Manager – Paul has managed the Honey Bee Research Centre since 1987. His primary role at the centre is to manage honeybee colonies for research and teaching purposes. He provides research support for hive health science, training for students and beekeepers, coordinates and teaches beekeeping courses and conducts facility tours for the general public. Paul received the Eastern Apiculture Society, Roger A. Morse Extension Award in 2017 and was inducted into the Ontario Agriculture Hall of Fame in 2022. Paul will be speaking at our AGM about Regional Self Sufficiency in Ontario Beekeeping.