Honey Bee Research Centre

Introductory Beekeeping Course

This course is during the last weekend in April and is located at the Honey Bee Research Centre - Townsend House.

Cost: $250 plus HST; lunches and snacks included
Limited to 24 participants
Registration strictly begins in mid-January

  • 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 pgkelly@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