Honey Bee Research Centre

Introductory Beekeeping Course

Our courses are offered during weekends in the spring. They take place at the Honey Bee Research Centre - Townsend House.

Cost: $250 plus HST; lunches and snacks included
Limited to 30 participants
Registration strictly begins in mid-January: If you are interested in taking one of our beekeeping courses next year please email between January 2 and 15th, 2017. Registration forms and course information will be distributed between January 16-20, 2017.

  • Combination of lectures, demonstrations, and hands-on experience with bee hives
  • Small group format
  • Topics include basic bee biology, getting started in beekeeping, equipment, site selection, colony inspections, seasonal hive management, extracting and processing honey, disease and pest control, and beekeeping regulations.
  • Instructors: Paul Kelly (Staff Apiarist), Dr. Ernesto Guzman (Apiculture Professor), and others.

To obtain a course registration form or further course information please contact Paul Kelly in mid-January at infohbrc@uoguelph.ca

School of Environmental Sciences
University of Guelph
Guelph, ON, N1G 2W1
(Tel) 519-836-8897

If you request a course registration form, please provide your email address or full postal address.

After we receive your registration and fee, an acknowledgement letter will be sent to you by email along with all relevant course information. Your payment receipt will be available at the course.

University of Guelph
Honey Bee Research Centre
308 Stone Road East
Guelph, Ontario, N1G 2W1