The McGill Apicultural Association (MAA) was founded in 2007 in an effort to increase awareness and interest in apicultural-related issues in Quebec, North America, and around the world. Our wealth of knowledge comes from years of experience in beekeeping by our founding senior members. Furthermore, our members continue to build the association's activity base, to produce a well-rounded group of amateur apiculturists. We are actively involved in developing a vast array of activities in the strife for apicultural appreciation. Our objective is to pass down this expertise to interested audiences, as well as interact with professionals in the region. Please visit our Mission Statement page to learn more about our goals and motivations, and visit our Membership page to learn more about joining.
The McGill Apicultural Association (MAA) is a student-run and governed association, which includes students from several disciplines in the natural sciences. The main focus of our club is the maintenance of our bee hives that have been set up on campus grounds. Since our founding, the MAA has been involved in a wide variety of activities, mostly focused around forming a fully-functioning apiary.
In the summer, the MAA is involved in outdoor activities. Despite the inactivity of our bee hives in the winter months, the MAA members continue to inspect and maintain the apiary all year round. In our off-season (November through March), several educational events - such as the hosting of guest speakers, lectures by members, and teaching workshops - are planned; these are aimed at the MAA members, other students, and the surrounding community.
Our association continues to grow through the efforts of the enthusiasm of our members, and the involvement of bee-keepers and other apiculture professionals in the region.
To learn more about our location or to contact the association, please visit our Contact page.
The MAA members meet on a regular basis to discuss event-planning, bee keeping, and general apiculture-related issues.