Thursday, November 6, 2014

November 2014 Meeting rescheduled - learn about beekeeping

Wednesday, November 19, 2014 at 1:30 pm Meaford
Rescheduled to November 26, 2014 at 1:30 p.m. Meaford - due to the weather and poor travelling conditions.
Archaeologists have found evidence of an advanced honey-producing, beekeeping (apiculture) industry in the ruins of Rehov, Israel dating back to the 10th century BC. The beehives, made of straw and unbaked clay were found in orderly rows of 100 hives. Early Ontario records suggest that many United Empire Loyalists brought bees to Ontario in the 1780s and 1790s after the American Revolution. While most of us associate bees with honey we should also remember that about one third of the human food supply depends on insect pollination, most of which is accomplished by bees. Meaford beekeeper, Richard Elzby, will review the history of beekeeping, tell us about his operation and discuss the threats of modern pesticides to the beekeeping industry.

Coordinator: Wayne Bryant 519.538.2558

Location : Terrace Room, Meaford Hall 12 Nelson St. East, Meaford


Thursday, October 2, 2014

October meeting - Members only - Owen Sound - house tour

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm Owen Sound
This unique home built in the 1890s by John W. Redfern, a local hardware store owner has a fascinating history. Located beside the Billy Bishop Heritage Museum, it was sold in 1909 to Police Magistrate David Creasor. It eventually became the U.S. Consulate and then the home of Colin Russell of the prominent boat building company for some 52 years. Today it is the elegant home of Michael and Marcella Leeper. GCHS members only will be privileged to tour the home. We will also have the pleasure of meeting local writer and columnist Jennifer McGuire who will tell us about her new magazine, The Tin Roof Press.
Coordinator: Paula Niall 519.372.0225


Note: Members only - If you haven't joined yet, please go to our website to find a membership form. Please join at least a week before the meeting.


Location: 932, 3rd Ave. West, Owen Sound